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Sand extraction workers discovers mystery stone tablet in Anantnag

Sand extraction workers discovers mystery stone tablet in Anantnag
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Experts say they are figuring out the language inscribed 

Anantnag :  A stone tablet was found during sand extraction in Uranhal area of a south kashmirs Anantnag District on Sunday.
The workers  found the stone tablet  with inscription  “buried underwater in river Jhelum in Uranhal area of the district”.
“We take some photographs  of the stone and later we posted them on social networking sites, in the mean time we received hundreds calls and messages from unknown numbers, who were adking us about the stone tablet,  we don’t know about the language which is marking on stone tablet and have no idea what it is,” said Jan who found this stone tablet.
“Historians and archaeologists should work  work to determine the origin and significance of a stone tablet, which we found in river jehlum,” Jan added.
The 7 by 5-inch stone, Dr Ajmal Shah Professor in Kashmir university Archaeology expert, said that they are figuring out the language inscribed on the rock.
“We do not know yet whether it is a new inscription that has been found or an existing one, this is a very important discovery” Shah said. “As far as I have known, this is the first tablet to be found in the area.”
He said that with preliminary look on the pictures he received, he believes either the stone tablet has come from Ladakh or its Philippine’s language.
“If it is sharda a normal finding in Ladakh division of the state with Budhist population, question still remains how did the stone tablet reach here in Anantnag, and that too in the river, Jehlum ” Shah said.
Shah, maintains that it is a strange finding, which could mean that there ought to have a ‘Budhist monastery nearby’ or it was transported to the place.
Until researchers carry out a thorough study, including of the area where the tablet was found , no conclusion can be made, archaeology expert told Good Morning Kashmir . 

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