Sunday, April 3, 2011

2000-years-old archaeological remains found

BHADRAPUR: The ruins of two thousand-year-old buildings have been found in Kichakbadhsthal, a historic place in Jhapa district in course of archaeology excavation.

The remains of walls of building made of bricks measuring 36 centimeters long, 26 centimeters wide and 5 centimeters thick have been unearthed. They were excavated from one meter under the surface. An earthen lamp and an urn have been also found at the excavation site.

According to Uddav Acharya, chief officer at the Department of Archaeology, the archeological remains found in the area bear a resemblance to those of buildings constructed during the period of Sunga and Kupan some two thousand years ago.

The condition of remains shows the buildings were collapsed by the strong earthquake.

According to Sismic, a French organisation studying about earthquake, the buildings might have been collapsed by the earthquake took place in the fifth century.

The first excavation in the area was conducted in 2058/059 BS.

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