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Discovery of 22 Gold Plates with Inscribed Names of Gods is ‘cherry on top’ for Java Tourism

2016 has been a busy year in Boyolali, Java where other than the gold plates being identified three more discoveries have occurred

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Lucky find: Ancient gold plates are found in a stone box in Ringinlarik village in Musuk district, Boyolali, on Sept. 7.(JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)
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Java, September 28, 2016: During an aquifer project in Ringilarik village, Musuk district in the Boyolali area of Central Java which involved digging in the location; 22 small gold plates inside a stone box with names of wind gods inscribed on it, was discovered, said a report by Jakarta Post on September 7.

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After surveying the site, the archaeologists found Candi, a Buddhist or Hindu temple in the same location. This disclosure led to the location being termed as a ‘Heritage Site’. These plates were engraved  in Javanese letters and it has also been confirmed that each plate consists of 18 carat gold, mentioned Jakarta Post.

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The year 2016 has been a busy one in Boyolali. Java, where other than the gold plates being identified, three more discoveries have occurred. First being the discovery of Mahakala statue by a brick maker.  Apart from that, in Nepen- four stupas of 1.5 meters tall was also discovered.

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Java, an island situated in Indonesia is known for its holy temples, scenic beauty, beautiful fields, age-old mountains, ample of the rain forest and said to be a great tourist destination, this event will certainly be a boost to java tourism and contribute in making it  more popular than it is now.

The gold plates found in central Java is said to be of the 8th century and the owner and the workers of the land will get monetary compensation.

by Ashwati Menon of NewsGram. Twitter: @Ashu_phoebe

 

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  • Antara

    An amazing discovery!

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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Indian cuisine in FIFA World cup
Indian dishes available in Moscow during FIFA World Cup 2018, representational image, wikimedia commons

June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

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FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)