Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ancient erotic sculpture found in Jharkhand
A 45 cm tall ancient statue, similar to the ones found at the Konark Sun temple and Khajurao, has been found by the Archaeological Survey of India from Benisagar in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district, indicating existence of yet another undiscovered temple.

"We stumbled on the erotic figure during a scientific clearance work by the Ranchi circle of ASI recently, Superintendent Archaeologist, T J Baidya, said here.

The statue, which could date back to the 12th century, was found at the Benisagar, which is close to the Orissa border, he said.

For an artist's conception of what the EROTIC SCULPTURE may have looked like, click here.