It is said that 7500-year-old Sivalinga is found during an excavation in Indonesia. How many years back? 7500 years back… which means even before discovering America, that is even before Christianity and Islam were formed.
Centuries back, Indian rulers conquered many countries and have ruled them. People have migrated from their home country and have lived there. During archaeological researches in neighbouring countries, temples and statues were found to prove it. One such country is Indonesia.
Meanwhile, a sivalinga picture is viral on social media claiming that it is a 7500-year-old statue found during an excavation in Indonesia.
What is the Truth?
When the viral picture is reverse searched, it is found that the picture is published in 2013 on Vietnam.vnanet.vn website.
It is found in 1985 that the picture is from an old temple in Cat Tien in Lam Dong, Vietnam. It is mentioned on the Vietnam tourism website that it is found in archaeological research and belongs to the 4th to 9th centuries.
Dr.S.Jaishankar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, tweeted in 2020 that the monolithic sandstone sivalinga of the 9th century is the latest find in an ongoing conservation project in Vietnam.
Reaffirming a civilisational connect.
Monolithic sandstone Shiv Linga of 9th c CE is latest find in ongoing conservation project. Applaud @ASIGoI team for their work at Cham Temple Complex, My Son, #Vietnam. Warmly recall my visit there in 2011. pic.twitter.com/7FHDB6NAxz
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) May 27, 2020
This is not the first time where social media users seem to share the photos and videos of 1000-year-old statues found in Indonesia as 7000-year-old temples and statues.
It is a fake claim that the sivalinga statue found is 7500-year-old. The statue is not 7500-year-old and is not found in Indonesia, but is found in Vietnam. It is said that the statue is from the 4th to the 9th century.