04 golden caskets discovered during excavation at Deegavapi Stupa

04 golden caskets discovered during excavation at Deegavapi Stupa

04 golden caskets discovered during excavation at Deegavapi Stupa

Written by Staff Writer

25 Nov, 2020 | 6:44 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  04 golden caskets were discovered during an excavation at the Southern Vestibule of the Deegavapi Stupa in Ampara on Wednesday (25).

The Department of Archaeology said this is the single largest discovery of golden caskets discovered during an excavation in Sri Lanka.

Personnel from the Department of Archaeology involved in the renovations of the Deegavapi Stupa in Ampara discovered a large casket carved out of stone from the Southern Vestibule of the Deegavapi Stupa, which was damaged by treasure hunters.

The stone-carved casket was placed at the Ampara District Secretariat and was opened in the presence of the Director-General of Archaeology Senarath Dissanayake.

Thereafter, the 04 golden caskets were placed at a special podium and Buddhist religious observances were performed.

These golden caskets date back to the 05th Century BC said the Department of Archaeology.

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