Reports are circulating that a massive marble cross weighing several tons was discovered near a small village in the Himalaya mountains on Pakistan’s side of an area that borders China, India and Afghanistan.
The cross is estimated to be over 1,000 years old reflects a vibrant Christian community that once existed in this now predominantly Muslim area.
In their news release announcing the find, researchers from the University of Baltistan, Skardu said:
“The huge cross of marble rock weighing 3-4 tons and measuring approximately 7×6 feet has been found some two kilometers from the base camp, high in the mountains of Kavardo, Baltistan, overlooking the Indus River,”
Referred to as the Kavardo Cross, it’s one of the largest crosses discovered in this region of the world.
It’s one of the largest crosses on the Indian subcontinent, according to Wajid Bhatti, another researcher from the University of Baltistan.