Old artifacts found at site demolished by Hyderabad police near Charminar
news Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 05:30
A day after the police department barred archaeological experts from entering a construction site in Chelapura, officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the South Zone police inspected the area and discovered artifacts reportedly belonging to the medieval period. On April 13, officials from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Department of Archaeology and Museums (DAM) were blocked by the police when they tried to examine an old structure found by construction-workers near the Charminar According to a report in the Times of India , a copper coin and porcelain containers were reportedly found during the course of the site inspection. The excavated articles are to be sent for a chemical analysis to ascertain which period they belong to. Read - Did the Hyderabad police demolish a possible historical find near the Charminar? The Hyderabad police had earlier demolished the structure, with no traces left of what could have been a potential piece of history and of immense archaeological importance which had enraged many heritage experts in the city.