New Delhi: After 12 days of digging for gold on the basis of a seer's dream, archaeological excavations have not found any gold trace yet in the bizarre hunt for 1,000 tonnes of the yellow metal supposed to be buried under the ruins of a 19th century fort in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.
Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) ASI Director General Pravin Srivastava said the digging area is now planned to be widened but clarified that the excavation work by his 12-member team has not been stopped.
The excavation work for gold at the fort of former king Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh in Daudia Kheera village has reached a depth of 4.8 metres and yielded only pottery and artefacts supposed to be dating back to first century BC, he said.
“The Archaeological excavation is restricted between the space of two parallel brick wall and continued upto the depth of 4.80 metres below the surface. It has reached a level of kankar (gravel) formation in part of the trench which actually started from 4.60 metres,” Srivastava told reporters here.