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Roman temple restored deep under City of London

LONDON: A Roman temple has been restored to its original site seven metres below the City of London, using sound, lights and misty haze to bring the ruin back to life. Built in the third century, the London Mithraeum was discovered by chance in 1954 on a World War II bomb site. It became an instant public sensation, with up to 30,000 people per day queueing to see it. The temple to the god Mithras was dismantled and reassembled 100 metres away from its original location so the public could see it when post-war…

WATCH: Indian women worship kangaroo-shaped dustbin

A bizarre incident occurred when a group of women began to worship a kangaroo-shaped dustbin placed outside a temple mistaking it for a deity. India has multiple faiths and beliefs and the highly devout nation drives people to worship animals, trees, rocks and several other objects but this incident took devotion a bit too far. A temple complex had kept a kangaroo-shaped dustbin outside as part of the 'Swach Bharat' cleanliness campaign. However, a group of women started worshiping the figurine mistaking it for a…

Thai cops find tunnel in manhunt for elderly monk

BANGKOK: Thai cops have uncovered secret tunnels running underneath a space-age temple of the controversial Dhammakaya Buddhist sect, as their manhunt for an elusive elderly monk accused of massive embezzlement entered a second day. Thousands of officers are involved in the search for the 72-year-old monk Phra Dhammachayo, who is believed to be holed up in the vast Wat Dhammakaya temple grounds on the outskirts of Bangkok. The former abbot, who founded the breakaway Buddhist order in 1970 and has marshalled its…