Unnao: Excavation bears no fruit, ASI may call 'pack-up'

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Unnao, Nov 12: 25 days on and not an ounce of Gold. Unnao is disappointed as its dreams of a better infrastructure is shattered, thanks to the seer Shobhan Sarkar who dreamt, gave hope and left.

At least that is what the people of Unnao and most of all the Archaeological Survey of India is feeling now-betrayed. Preparing to march out from the village soon, ASI officials are not going empty handed afterall!

"We have found some artefacts of archaeological importance from the excavation pits, but we are yet to find anything valuable. We would be deciding in a day or two whether to carry on excavation or stop it," Pravin Srivastava, ASI Director General said.

4.8 meters through, the ASI has hit upon nothing but iron nails, glass bangles, hopscotch (game), iron nails, fragmentary miniature stone figure of lion and terracotta arecanut-shaped beads that dated back to first century BC, 7 AD, 17th and 19th century AD.

The archaeologists have already hit the first trench without any success, even the second trench 'XA2' is not likely to bear any fruit. Hence, the ASI and GSI have decided to finally take a call within a day or 2.

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