Maurya dynasty artefacts discovered in Bangladesh

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Archaeologists discovered an earthen wall and different objects of the Maurya, Gupta and Pal dynasties in Mahasthangarh archaeological site of Bogra district last week. 

The site where archaeologists discovered an earthen wall and different objects of the Maurya, Gupta and Pal dynasties in Mahasthangarh of Bogra district last week [Credit: Star]

The five-member team of Department of Archaeology Bangladesh began excavating the site on January 20. 

The wall, believed to be of the Maurya dynasty (321-185 BC), was at the southern part of Mahasthangarh, an ancient fortified city, said the department’s former director general, Dr Shafiqul Alam. 

On the western end, terracotta plaques, potsherds and an engraved stone pole, usually used to bar doors, all of the Northern Black Polished Ware culture (700-200 BC), and decorated bricks and mud cells of the three periods were unearthed, he added. 

Author: Hasibur Rahman Bilu | Source: The Daily Star [February 25, 2012]

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