The staff of the Archaeological Survey of India at Halebid recently found ruins of an ancient Jain structure near Parshvanath Basadi, while digging the ground for a compound wall. Superintendent Archaeologist of Bengaluru Circle, visited the spot recently and ordered the closure of the civil work to avoid any damage to the old structure. ASI has taken up conservation of the structure. The staff has noticed a base structure of a ruined basadi. The ASI had taken up construction of a compound wall around the temple. As per ASI, the work has been suspended temporarily.. Sources in the department said certain sculptures were damaged as heavy machinery was hired for digging. ASI has also planned to open a museum in Halebid to display the sculptures collected in the area. There are about 1,000 sculptures.