Archaeologists uncover rare artifacts in Bangladesh

December 27th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Dhaka, Dec 27 (ANI): In latest excavations, a team of archaeologists has uncovered rare artifacts at the Basu Bihar archaeological site, in Bangladesh.

According to a report in The Daily Star, two pieces of northern black polished ware (NBPW) and some other artefacts, including ancient brick-built structures, have been found at the site.

Such polished ware was first used in 600 BC and its use continued until 100 AD, said archaeologist Mahabub-Ul-Alam, a member of the excavation team.

The discovery of NBPW in the site is the third of its kind according to the archaeological documents, he said, adding that it was found at Mohasthan Garh first and at Wari Bateshwar in Narsingdi second.

Team leader archaeologist Naheed Sultana said some rare deep pink-coloured ancient potsherds were found along with other broken earthen pots just under the basement of the early discovered Buddhist temple structures.

Mahabub further said that an ancient brick-built staircase dating back to more than 1300 years old and a collapsed wall of late Gupta dynasty of more than 1500 years old have also been discovered during the excavation.

Deep pink potsherds and other rare ancient artefacts with decoration were found at a depth of 12 feet in the area from ground level and 1.50 metres from the earlier discovered structures, according to Naheed.

The archaeologists also discovered a concrete-made floor under a collapsed wall on the same premises which were found earlier.

Mahabub said that a clay seal with some alphabets has been discovered along with the black polished ware in the same layer. (ANI)

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