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City from 500 BC discovered in India

Posted on Sunday, 7 April, 2013 | Comment icon 10 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A 2,500-year-old city in India is being hailed as one of the most important discoveries in over 50 years.

Explorers have uncovered evidence of the ancient planned city buried in Chhattisgarh which includes roads, water reservoirs and coins spanning five acres of sparsely populated land near a river. If there is indeed an ancient city in the region then it would represent the most significant archaeological find in India for over half a century.

"As of now, we have four 15ft high mounds around which we have evidence of pottery, coins and some terracotta figures," said J.R. Bhagat of the state's department of culture and archaeology. "Once we begin, the entire digging could take at least 5-10 years."

"The 5th and 3rd century BC—to which the Tarighat finds date - points to a period when the region was ruled by the Kushan and Satavahana dynasties in central India."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by wimfloppp on 7 April, 2013, 13:10
Im ready with my trowel, give me a call.
Comment icon #2 Posted by HawkLord on 7 April, 2013, 16:35
Dont forget you will also need a small brush, I will bring an extra.
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin on 7 April, 2013, 20:37
Very nice find!
Comment icon #4 Posted by coolguy on 8 April, 2013, 3:58
Thats great when they find these old long lost cities
Comment icon #5 Posted by moonshadow60 on 8 April, 2013, 17:41
Wait for me! This is more interesting to me than digging up someone's old bones and then sticking them on a shelf in a museum.
Comment icon #6 Posted by OverSword on 8 April, 2013, 20:57
More pictures is what this story needs.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Lady Kasey on 8 April, 2013, 22:00
Wait for me! This is more interesting to me than digging up someone's old bones and then sticking them on a shelf in a museum. It's all the same business...
Comment icon #8 Posted by Rolci on 8 April, 2013, 22:45
I fail to see in what way this is supposed to be more important than for example Gobekli Tepe. Which is 10.000 years old by the way. If you search "bbc gobekli tepe" on youtube you'll see why it's way more important.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Lady Kasey on 9 April, 2013, 15:54
It's all important.
Comment icon #10 Posted by acute on 9 April, 2013, 19:02
Im ready with my trowel, give me a call. I will bring a huge digger. We'll get it done in half the time!


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