Stolen Valley Durga in Stuttgart, ASI builds case for its return

12 Aug 2014 8:40 AM | Anonymous

Stolen Valley Durga in Stuttgart, ASI builds case for its return

Written by Sumegha Gulati | New Delhi | August 12, 2014 2:55 am The Tengpora Durga, on the cover of art expert Pratapaditya Pal’s book.

A rare 1,300-year-old stone Durga that disappeared from a small temple in Kashmir at the height of militancy in the mid-1990s has been located at the Linden-Museum in Stuttgart in southern Germany.

Two experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) visited the Linden-Museum this May, and the ASI last week submitted several documents to the museum through New Delhi’s embassy in Berlin in order to make India’s claim over the idol “absolutely watertight”, officials said.

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