NEWSPIX: Another ‘Golden Tara’ found in Agusan?

An ancient sculpture was unearthed in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur, reports said.

The beautifully carved metallic idol, depicting a female Hindu deity, in a seated posture, was the second relic to be found in the area.

In 1917, the four-pound, eight-inch, 24-carat “Golden Tara” Hindu statue
was found near a river in Esperanza by a Manobo woman.

The 13th century relic is considered one of the most important archeological discoveries in the Philippines. By GD Photo courtesy of Oto Randy Jake Rosas

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