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Ancient City Destroyed by Fire Found in Northern India

Friday, May 23, 2014

CHANDIGARH, INDIA—Traces of a city, including walls, floors, bamboo, pottery, bones, and postholes, have been unearthed in northern India, on the banks of the Kharoun River. “It is a stunning discovery. Our excavation has so far yielded remains of various settlements that had come up at the site from the sixth century A.D. to the second century B.C. A huge burnt patch of around eight feet high was unearthed at 9-12th layer believed to be dating back to the second century B.C.,” archaeologist J.R. Bhagat told The Asian Age. The city had been completely destroyed by fire. Patches of the ruin were then washed away when the river flooded.