Fact Check: Did Archaeologists Discover Stones From A 2700 Year Old Hindu Temple In Sudan? Here’s the Truth

An image of three stones in the middle of a desert is widely shared on social media, claiming that the stones are remains of a 2700-year-old Hindu Temple found in Sudan recently. 

A Facebook user posted the viral post with a caption: मुस्लिम देश #सूडान में मिले 2700 साल पुराने मन्दिर के अवशेष. नील नदी के तीसरे और चौथे जलप्रपात के बीच ओल्ड डोंगोला में हुई ये नई खोज। यह मंदिर तब का है, जब यहां कुश नाम का एक बहुत बड़ा राज्य हुआ करता था. इससे फिर साबित हुआ जहां भी खुदाई करो, वहां सनातन धर्म की छवि ही मिलेंगे #_जय_जय_श्री_राम (English translation: Remains of 2700 years old temple found in Muslim country #Sudan. This new discovery happened in Old Dongola between the third and fourth falls of the Nile River. This temple dates back to the time when there used to be a huge kingdom named Kush. This again proved that wherever you dig, you will find only the image of Sanatan Dharma. #_Jai Jai Shri Ram)

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NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be misleading.

Running a Reverse Image Search of the viral picture, we spotted a news report in Livescience — a popular science website reporting on the latest discoveries, research and fascinating breakthroughs, dated March 8, 2023, and titled: Remains of ancient temple with hieroglyphic inscriptions discovered in Sudan.

The image in the article matches with the viral picture and the article informs that these stones were discovered in Sudan. The discovery was made by archaeologists with the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Warsaw and the article confirms the fact that the stones are about 2700 years old. 

We could not find any relation between the stones to any Hindu temple. Rather, reading the article further we got to know that the stones were decorated with figures and hieroglyphic inscriptions that possibly link them to a temple dedicated to Amun-Ra of Kawa (the Egyptian god of sun). 

Another article in Archaeology.org — A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, dated March 10, 2023, with a title: Unusual Ancient Temple Blocks Unearthed in Sudan, corroborates the fact that the stones are from a temple dedicated to Amun-Ra of Kawa.

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral photo claiming stones from a 2700-year-old Hindu Temple were discovered in Sudan is misleading.

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