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

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 09:41

Kathmandu: Ruins of 2,000-year-old buildings have been discovered in eastern Nepal, Xinhua reported on Sunday.

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 centimetres thick have been unearthed. An earthen lamp and an urn were also found.

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

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


First Published: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 09:41

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