Signs of Urbanism Found at 2,500 Year Old Site in India

A brick structure was uncovered outside the city of Wari-Bateshwar, confirming that the site was part of a developed city as early as 400 B.C.
April 22, 2009, 6am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"a perfectly square brick-built 35 square feet structure was partially unearthed in Kamrabo" by a team of archeologists.

"Though timeframe of the brick-built structure couldn't be confirmed immediately, the large size of the bricks and one-metre wide wall confirm the structure at least dates back to pre-medieval period [it may go back to early historic period], archaeologists say.

What fascinates the archaeologists about the perfect square is positioning of the structure and the planned landscape, on which the structure is situated. Excavators say the structure is situated on the top back of the turtle-shaped landscape.

Situation of the structure at such a magnificent place indicates the structure might be used for special purposes by the ancient people, while the landscape indicates professional excellence of urban planners and architects, interpret the archaeologists with reference to the Indian archaeological literature."

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Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in The Daily Star
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