An archaeological team has successfully excavated Pala period structures from Bogura, claimed members of the team. They said a group of archeologists from Department of Archeology Bangladesh unearthed a number of brick-built structures, around 1000 years old, along with other artifacts including two stupas at ‘Bhasu Vihara’ site under Shibgonj upzila in Bogura.
They claimed that the ancient structures belong to the Pala dynasty.
The department sources said that a seven member excavation team carried out 45-day long excavation at the site from October 13, in a bid to discover the cultural evidence of history. The team headed by regional director Naheed Sultana includes assistant director Md Mojibur Rahman, assistant custodian Muhammed Jayed, AC SM Hasanat Bin Islam, senior draftsman Md Afzal Hossain Mondol, Photographer Md Abul Kalam Azad and surveyor Lokman Hossain.
Md Mojibur Rahman said, “We have discovered rare artifacts like terracotta ball (TC), ornamentally decorated bricks and brick-built floor along with other artifacts generally found near stupas.”
Muhammed Jayed said that most of the structures were found just under the exciting leaver. The stupas were ornamentally decorated using terracotta and bricks. “Most probably the structures were constructed during the late Pala period in 10th-11th century,” said Naheed Sultana.
The department will continue the excavation to discover more of the history and archeological objects,
Hasibur Rahman Bilu, Bogura