The recent headlines for renovation of the moat around the Big temple in tanjore,
ASI submits Rs.1-crore proposal to renovate moat around Big Temple , took me back some years ago – when i had chanced on a very interesting antique photograph from the archives of the British Library.
The archives are a real treasure trove for enthusiasts. Since we are talking of the Moat around the temple complex, take a look at these rare captures in the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s ( photo courtesy – British Library Archives). Shows the moat still filled with water but the whole structure is in a bit of a mess.
But are we just going to see some antique photos today. No, of course there has to be some twist. the twist is this capture.
Dated to the year 1921, to be precise this is the description of the plate
Sawyer, Wilbur A. [Wall, moat, and outer gate tower of the Hindu temple at Thanjavur]. Photographic Print. 1 Image. [2 April 1921].
Look carefully, do you notice something.
There is a very very unusual object on the wall.
What is it, and where is it now !
Thanks to Rhoda for spotting one more ( adding now)