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Oct 29, 2013 at 05:28pm IST

UP: ASI may expand excavation area, site near the Ganges identified

Lucknow: After failing to find gold at the historic fort in Unnao, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has said that they are planning to expand the excavation area. The ASI has said that another site near the Ganges has been identified and a decision for excavation will be taken in the next fortnight.

The ASI began an excavation after a seer claimed to have dreamt of 1000 tonnes beneath the surface but not an even an ounce of gold was found despite the extensive excavation.

However, the ASI has managed to unearth other historical artifacts such as bangles, toys, a stone fugurine and some brick walls.

Raja Ram Bux Singh's fort was believed to be home to a treasure trove of 1,000 tonnes of gold worth Rs 31,000 crore.