Stone steps, construction found near temple

Steps made in stone and remnants of what appeared to be an old construction were found near the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple here on Thursday.

Workers digging earth to install new security systems including automated barricades spotted the steps and parts of an old brick construction at about five feet underground, in the afternoon near the northern gate of the temple.

Officials of the State Archaeology Department inspected the site and are trying to ascertain the nature and age of the constructions.

G Premkumar, the director of archaeology, said the excavation wing of the department would commence a detailed inspection of the site after obtaining necessary permissions from the government.

“Three stone steps and parts of a construction made of bricks were spotted by the workers” Premkumar told Deccan Herald.

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