Jammu : The Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums has recovered rare ancient sculptors here in the Bhour Camp area.
As per the officials, the department was informed through some sources about the existence of rare sculptures unearthed in the Bhour Camp area. Accordingly, a team of the Archaeology department, under the guidance and supervision of Director Archives, Archaeology and Museums Pardeep Kumar, visited the site on 19th December 2023 . The possession of the sculptures was taken by the team as per the provision of J&K c Act 1954.
The team was led by Assistant Director Archaeology, Dr. Sangeeta Sharma and comprised of JoginderLal, Susheel Kumar & Ashok Kumar
As per the preliminary findings it has been found that the sculptures are very rare dating back to 12th century A.D. These sculptures depict the human form of Goddess Indranimeasuring 28”x 13.5” weighing 55 kg approximately and Lord Shiva measuring 21” x 14” weighing 40 kg approximately.
The department is all set to take the process of preservation of these sculptures.