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Tsunami has brought to light old structures

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Though tsunami had not directly affected the monuments at Mahabalipuram, some of the architectural features have been re-exposed while some that were unknown earlier were excavated.

Speaking on "Post-Tsunami Excavations at Mahabalipuram", Superin- tending Archaeologist, Archaeological Society of India, T. Sathyamurthy, said tsunami has re-exposed the rock formation within the sea at Mahabalipuram. The Goyne wall built around the Shore Temple saved it from the disaster.

Volumes of sand and silt have been deposited in the temple complex. ASI has also conducted underwater explorations.

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