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Excavation of Ancient Sites in Bihar



  Dec 13, 2023

Excavation of Ancient Sites in Bihar



Overview:

The Bihar government, under the guidance of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), is set to commence significant archaeological excavations and explorations in the state. These activities will focus on two major sites with profound historical and religious significance.

Key Highlights:

1. Bhadaria Village Excavation:

Location: In Banka district, near the Chandan river.

Historical Significance: Linked to Hindu mythology and Buddhism.

Age: Preliminary studies suggest the remains are approximately 2,600 years old.

Methodology: Ground-penetrating radar surveys have identified ancient brick structures below the surface.

2. Mandar Hill’s Mythological Reference:

Known for its connection to the mythological event of churning the ocean to extract nectar.

3. Exploration in Vaishali:

Historical Reference: Visited by the Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang (Xuanzang) in the 7th century CE.

Objective: To trace Buddhist pilgrim sites and ancient structures based on Xuanzang’s descriptions.

Historical Context: Xuanzang’s accounts were pivotal in identifying sites like Nalanda and Vaishali in the 19th century.

Expected Outcomes:

These explorations and excavations aim to uncover and document the rich cultural and religious heritage of Bihar, potentially leading to new discoveries about ancient Indian civilizations and Buddhism.

Conclusion:

The upcoming archaeological endeavors in Bihar represent a significant step in uncovering and preserving India’s ancient heritage, offering insights into the country’s religious and mythological past.

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