Antiques, idols of Peshwa era found in Daulatabad

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Feb 28 (UNI) Antiques and idols made of metal were found at Brahaman Galli in Daulatabad when the area was being dug for paving the way for a government hospital.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) sources said the material recovered appeared to be belonging to the era of Peshwas.

Police rushed to the spot following the report of recovery of the antiques yesterday at Daulatabad, about 15 km from the city, sources said.

At least 20 articles, including utensils and items used in ''puja'', were found from the site, which is barely one kilometre from the historic Daulatabad Fort.

The Cantonment police have decided to hand over the artifacts to the ASI after completing the necessary process.

The ASI sources added that they will take over the site for further work.


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