NEW DELHI (AP) — Government officials are opening up two more vaults at a Hindu temple in southern India where billions of dollars in gold coins, precious stones and jewels already has been discovered.
A government panel was set Monday to open the last of the secret underground chambers at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
The six vaults at the 16th century temple in Trivandrum the state of Kerala had been sealed for more than 150 years.
Unofficial estimates put the value of the treasure already found at $22 billion.
Kerala's police chief Jacob Punnoose said he sent extra police officers to guard the temple and is planning a high-tech security system to protect the treasure.