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Rare Statue of Shiva Discovered in Kashmir

Friday, February 21, 2014

shiva-stone-scupltureSRINAGAR, INDIA—A rare ninth-century A.D. sculpture of the Hindu god Shiva has been discovered in southern Kashmir, reports the Kashmir Dispatch. The sculpture was accidentally unearthed during sand extraction from a river bed, and was then reported to Kashmiri heritage officials. Wearing a crown with three peaks, the sculpture depicts the god with a third eye in his forehead.