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Indian treasure vaults opened

Ancient chambers full of treasure worth over half-a-billion dollars have been opened at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in India.

“Treasures included very old gold chains, diamonds and precious stones which cannot be valued in terms of money,” he told the BBC Tamil service.

“Many of those things were pretty old, going back to the 18th Century. They could not count it, so they are weighing it.”

Only two of four chambers had been opened so far, he said.

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Story: Ashraf Padanna, BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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