French team unearths Maurya dynasty wall in Bangladesh

March 1st, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Dhaka, Mar 1 (ANI): A French excavation team dug out a wall belonging to the Maurya dynasty at Mahasthangarh archaeological site in Bogra recently.

It also found a huge number of Northern Black Polished Ware (NBPW) and Barind soil layer along with other objects, said team members.

A Bangladeshi excavation team also dug out brick-built structures of Muslim dynasties.

The joint team started archaeological digs on January 21 in the south-east corner of Mahasthangarh, once a fortified city.

“The defence wall was constructed at least 2200 years ago to protect the city,” quoted French archaeologist Barbara Faticoni as saying.

She added that a brick structure has been found almost in the same layer along with other archaeological objects, including terracotta ball and oil lamp.

Barbara noted that the French team extracted another ancient brick wall and three punch mark copper coins digging seven-metres in the ground in the same area last year.

The coins were used in between late Maurya and Sunga dynasties. (ANI)

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