2,000-year-old archeological remains found in Nepal

April 4th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS  

Kathmandu, April 4 (IANS) Ruins of 2,000-year-old buildings have been discovered in eastern Nepal, Xinhua reported.

They were found during an excavation in Kichakbadhsthal in Jhapa district. Remains of walls made of bricks measuring 36 cm long, 26 cm wide and five centimeters thick have been unearthed. An earthen lamp and an urn were also found.

Uddav Acharya, chief officer at the archeology department, said the remains bear a resemblance of the buildings constructed 2,000 years ago. The condition of the remains shows the buildings were collapsed in an earthquake, according to the report Sunday.

According to the French organization Sismic, which study earthquake, the buildings might have been collapsed in a quake in the fifth century.

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