Excavation for archaeological findings starts in Nilphamari

Dhaka,  Sun,  26 March 2017
Published : 16 Mar 2017, 20:59:27
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Excavation for archaeological findings starts in Nilphamari

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NILPHAMARI, Mar 16: Recovery of archaeological findings has started in Nilphamari district. Located near Binna Dighi, a huge pond in Gorgram Union Parishod (UP) of Sadar Upazila, the excavation initiative was opened by Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor yesterday.

According to perception and myth King Virat of the eighteen century excavated the pond. Archaeological materials were hidden nearby the pond which would be excavated. The historical Binna Dighi pond, what has been renamed as Nilsagor, now is located eight Km northwest of Nilphamari municipality visited by thousands of tourists and also being used as a picnic spot both by the locals and the outsiders.

The size of Nilsagor pond comprises 55 hectares of land and its depth is 28 feet to 32 feet. The pond was renovated in 2001 to make it attractive to the tourists.

Hindu community used to perform their religious rituals here every year. Thousands of migratory birds that are being found and reside here increased the attraction of the pond area.

Speaking on the opening of excavation ceremony Asaduzzaman Noor said the archaeological treasures are parts of our national heritage, culture; history and tradition which the government has decided to protect and preserve to flourish our history and tradition. He said a museum would also be built here.

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