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Ancient City Found in Eastern India

Thursday, March 14, 2013

CHHATTISGARH, INDIA—Archaeologists in India believe they have found the remains of a city dating to the second or third century B.C. in the eastern state of Chhattisgarh. The claim comes after the serendipitous 2008 discovery of several artifacts on the banks of the Kharun River, including bones, coins, and ceramics. Several structures found around the initial finds combine to give the impression of what was once a market area, located 20 miles from the Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. The site, which the Archaeological Survey of India has approved for excavation, has also offered up terracotta figurines of both human and animal forms.