Hidden treasure found at Kathmandu heritage site
From Shirish B Pradhan
Kathmandu, Jun 28 (PTI) Three years after the abolition of monarchy in Nepal, a huge stash of gold and silver ornaments has been found by labourers who were renovating centuries old structure in the old Hanumandhoka Palace complex here.
Three boxes full of treasures, including three kg of gold and 80 kg of silver ornaments and valuable artifacts, were discovered from a store house which remained locked for centuries, according to Nepal Army spokesperson Ramindra Chhetri.
The treasures hidden in the store room of the old palace complex are dating back to the Malla Kings who ruled the country prior to the unification of Nepal by King Prithvi Narayan Shah two and a half century ago.
The treasures include gold and silver ornaments, old coins and historical artifacts, according to Chhetri.
The treasures recovered from the UNESCO world heritage site is believed to be more than 500 years old. The boxes were opened today in the presence of Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Kathmandu District Administration.
Nepal Army is guarding the treasures which will be handed over to the Ministry of Culture tomorrow. The old royal palace where Nepal''s royals used to stay till the late 19th century is now a museum.
The restoration of the old palace complex began two months ago at the cost of USD 64,000.
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