Archaeological Artefacts Unearthed At Semthan, Bijbehara

Jammu: Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums has successfully unearthed various ancient sculptures belonging to the Kashmir School of Sculpture from Samthan Bijbhara in district Islamabad.

The Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi and Director Archives, Archaeology and Museums, Mohammad Shafi Zahid have hailed the findings, an official statement said.

The artefacts so recovered included three fragmented sculptures of lord Vishnu (without face, legs and arms) which date back to 12th century A.D.

Two fragmentary sculptures adorned in war dresses, riding on elephant have also been recovered from the Archaeological Site at Semthan.

The artefacts have been taken to SPS Museum Srinagar for preservation, while the documentation of these objects is under way.

The site is archaeologically rich and further findings are expected.

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