2,000-year-old artefacts discovered in Hyderabad
Archaeologists have found 2,000-year-old artefacts and signs of what could be an ancient glass industry, in Pagidimarri village of Kangal mandal in Nalgonda district, Hyderabad. Sunki Reddy Narayanreddy, a farmer owning 20 acres of land, alerted archaeologists about finding artefacts that were similar besides idols and other items in his 20-acre land and also in neighbouring area.
|Surya idol [Credit: Deccan Herald]|
“These enamel items indicate existence of glass industry. The items are used for manufacturing bangles and other glassware,” according to Bhanumurthy, former Chief Care-Taker of the department, in undivided state.
|Early pottery and other items found at the site |
[Credit: Deccan Herald]
The founder of the Satavahana dynasty was Simuka. He and his successors established their authority from the mouth of the Krishna to the entire Deccan plateau. Nagaraju, who went around the area, also found a dilapidated ancient Shivalayam or Shiva temple.
|A dabber [Credit: Deccan Herald]|
“We brought the findings to the notice of Director of Archaeology and Museums, Ms N.R. Visalatchy. Once we get approval, we will take up excavation of the sites,” Nagaraju disclosed.
Author: C R Gowri Shankar | Source: Deccan Herald [April 29, 2016]