Adventures in History · Archaeologists find a curious temple platform in India

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Formerly discovered in a colony occupied by a Sanskrit college, the building dates back to the 13th century.

During an excavation in the city of Bhubaneswar, India, ASI archaeologists identified an incredible ornate platform. Buried under a modern road, construction is estimated to date from the 13th century.

According to the archaeologist, such a discovery Arun Malik, Was built in Sari Deula, an important Indian colony, considered by experts to be an ancient temple complex. Above this were the now demolished Sanskrit College and Bindusagar.

In addition to the stage, which is decorated with 15 sculptures and carvings – identified as representing dancers and musicians -, archaeologists have also found broken frames. It is believed that such pieces were part of the architecture of the place.

“When the front part of the Sari temple is exposed, where the road passes, we get the stage”, explained Malik, Who is the Superintendent of ASI. “The upper layer of the stage which had decorative sculptures would have been destroyed in the process.”

About archeology

Millennium archaeological discoveries always impress, because, in addition to revealing precious objects, they in a way also teach us how such studied societies evolved and consolidated throughout history.

Without a doubt, the most striking is still one of the ancient Egyptians. Egypt, because of its belief in perceived curses and absolute admiration by great figures such as Cleopatra and Tutankhamen, has longed to be the birthplace of one of the civilizations that were one of the bedrock of human history and primarily of the diverse findings of researchers For archaeologists in the last decades.

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