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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2007, 07:33:52 am »

18 ancient idols unearthed in TN village
Tuesday, 08 May , 2007, 08:09 

Porayar: Eighteen ancient panchaloha idols of various deities were unearthed while digging a piece of land for construction of a panchayat school at Arundavampulam village near Porayar in Nagapattinam district. | For more news and analysis click here>>


Officials said the idols, unearthed on Friday, were taken over by revenue officials, who later handed them over to the Government Museum here for safe custody.

Archaeologists are of the opinion that the idols might belong to the Chola period.

According to officials, this is the first time such large number of ancient panchaloha idols have been unearthed in the district from a single place.

Official sources said the idols might be worth several crores in the international market.
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