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ASI has found evidence of water channel at Red Fort: Govt

Archaeological Survey of India has found evidence of a water channel at Red Fort while carrying out excavation work, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.



New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India has found evidence of a water channel at Red Fort while carrying out excavation work, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

Replying to a question, Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma said, scientific clearance work done by ASI at Red Fort has revealed the evidence of a water channel and system of fountains of Mehtab Bagh, which was originally built by Mughal Emperor Shajahan.

The British had destroyed Mehtab Bagh during their rule and flattened the area completely, he added.

On the excavation at Purana Qila in the national capital during the last season, Sharma said that the cultural sequence from Maurya to Mughal period was revealed without any break.

"The notable antiquities includes sealing of Maurya period, beads, antimony rod and terracotta Yakshi figures of Sunga period, more then 20 copper coins and few areca-nut shaped terracotta beads of Kushan period, inscribed dabber and sealing of Gupta period with Brahmi legend possibly readable as Brahmavarta, a small stand stone image of Vishnu (Vaikuntha Vishnu) of Rajput period," he added.

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