Jangaon: The authorities of the State Archaeology Department have visited the site where a treasure trove was found in a copper pot at Pembarthy near here and have salvaged another 6.03 grams of gold on Friday in the form of ‘Poosalu’ and ‘Nagapadige’ from a ditch at the site.
A team of archaeological staff including an expert Bhanumurthy led by Assistant Director Mallu Naik of Warangal region, visited the site following the directions of District Collector K Nikhila and sifted the soil at the site and found the gold.
Meanwhile, the ‘owners’ of the land including Sankati Yellaiah, Narsaiah, Parsharamulu and Ailamma have reached the site and entered into an argument with the Archaeology officials demanding that they should get share in the treasure. However, AD Mallu Naik called Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) Madhu Mohan over phone and explained the matter. Following this, the RDO has called the owners and pacified them stating that they would act as per the law. Later, the salvaged gold has been handed over to the Collector.
It may be added that the Yellaiah and three others, who were owning the land, had indeed sold the 11 acres of the land to one Narsimha and 10 others of Hyderabad for the development of a real estate venture. A copper pot (Lanke Bindhe) filled with gold and silver jewellery was found in this agriculture field at Pembarthy village on Wednesday. However, the revenue, police and other officials have visited the site on Thursday after learning about the treasure trove and confiscated it. While 187 grams of the gold ornaments were found in the pot, it also contained 1.700 kg of silver jewellery. The items include ‘chevi kammalu’, ‘pustelu’, ‘nagapedigelu’, rings, bracelets, and other ornaments.
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