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ASI to decide soon if it will continue treasure hunt in Unnao

After nearly a month of unsuccessful gold hunt, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will take a decision in a day or two on whether to pull out or continue with the excavation in UP’s Unnao district.

‘We have found some artefacts of archaeological importance from the excavation pits, but we are yet to find anything valuable. We would be deciding in a day or two whether to carry on excavation or stop it,’ ASI director general Pravin Srivastava said.

A 12-member team of ASI had started digging for treasure beneath a 19th century fort of Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh in Unnao’s Daundia Kheda village on 18 October, after a seer said a former king appeared to him in a dream and told him that 1,000 tonnes of gold lay buried in its ruins.
After excavation at two places, the ASI has not yet found any trace of gold.
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