The discovery of a pot full of ancient gold and silver jewellery and an inscription believed to date back to the Kakatiya dynasty on non-cultivable land in Telangana state has triggered a lot of thrill and excitement among locals and archaeologists.
The antique treasure was found in Pembarthy village in Telangana’s Jangaon district by a realtor, Narasimhulu, who was removing boulders to level 11 acres of land.
In a video, which has gone viral, Narasimhulu can be seen digging out a copper pot full of antique jewellery including gold and silver earrings, nose rings, beads, and anklets, among other things.
Watch: Gold and silver jewellery found while levelling land in Telangana pic.twitter.com/Sf2XKqgsw1— Niche23 (@Niche2300) April 8, 2021
The news of the recent discovery of the ancient ornaments and scripture has spread like a wildfire and many villagers gathered at the site. Believing that the treasure belonged to a goddess at a temple in the past, they worship at the site, cracked open a coconut, burnt incense sticks and offered flowers.
Narasimha informed the district administration, who weighed the valuables. The pot contained silver ornaments reportedly weighing 1.727 kg while the gold weighs 187.45 grams.
#Telangana: Gold and silver jewelery was found in Pembarthy in Jangoan district, while digging a non cultivated land.— §umaiya khan (@pathan_sumaya) April 8, 2021
Besides this, an inscription of Kakatiya dynasty was also found under the pond embankment in Pembarthy Researchers to decode the inscription officials said !!! pic.twitter.com/kZasFucV4P