Laborers unearth 4,000-year-old crown while making bricks

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When laborers were hired to extract clay from India's Chandayan village for brick-building, they didn't expect to uncover a skull, with a crown still attached.

After the laborers found the crown in August, the Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) began an excavation at the site in December.

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The copper crown is decorated with precious stones, and archaeologists believe it is 4,000 years old and dates to the late Indus Valley civilization. Dr. Rakesh Tewari, director general of the ASI, told The Epoch Times that the crown is only the second crown ever discovered at an Indus Valley site in India or Pakistan.

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During the archaeologists' excavation at the site, they also found animal bones and mud pots, suggesting animal sacrifice. The archaeologists noted that the site is significant because it is the first time an Indus Valley civilization site was found that far east.

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