Indian mining operation uncovers 3,500-year-old burial urns

Published on April 13th, 2012 | by Admin


A mining operation in India has uncovered a vast urn-burial site which dates back 3,500 years.

The site, however, has been ravaged by quarrying for blue-metal. Earth-movers have sliced the big urns and smashed into pieces ritual pottery, bowls and terracotta plates inside the urns.

Quarrying has reduced the site to small lakes with deposits of blue metal jutting out and broken urns protruding in places. A stone-crushing machine is filling the air with dust.

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Story: T.S. Subramanian, The Hindu | Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam, The Hindu

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