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More Kushan Era Coins, Remains of Ancient Statue, Earthenware Found in Yamunanagar Village | Chandigarh News

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Yamunanagar: A team from the Haryana Archeology and Museum Department and the Haryana Sarasvati Heritage Development Board (HSHDB) visited the remains of an ancient fort in Sandhai village in the district on Friday. of Yamunanagar, from where old coins were found recently.
During the visit, the team found other coins, the remains of an ancient statue and earthenware believed to be from the Kushan era and related to Gurjara Pratihara.
The team, including HSHDB Vice President Dhuman Singh Kirmach and Deputy Director of Archeology and State Museums (DD) Banani Bhattacharya, spoke to residents of Sandhai village.
The villagers of Sandhai including Balwinder Singh, Bablu Master and others handed over old coins and artifacts found in their village which falls on the paleochannel of the Saraswati River.
Bhattacharya said his team had inspected the site from which ancient artifacts were found and that the department would clean up the rooms and verify their period.
Bhattacharya said, “Today we found some very old artifacts including coins in Sandhai village which are believed to be from the Kushan era and related to Gurjara Pratihara. Further action will be taken after investigating the artifacts found on this site. If necessary, we will carry out excavations on this site.
Dhuman Singh said, “Many ancient sites fall on the paleochannel of the Saraswati River from Adi Badri in Yamunanagar (place of origin) to the border of Rajasthan, including Bhagwanpura, Pehowa, Kapil Muni Mandir in Kaithal, Rakhigarhi, Banawali and others. The ancient coins having been found in the village of Sandhai, the archeology department will soon begin the next procedure to protect this site which extends over 2 hectares.
To a question, Dhuman Singh said, “We noticed that some artifacts found in this village and this area have been smuggled outside. Our board of directors will write a letter to the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) of the region (Bilaspur) to initiate the process of protecting the site. This will be protected as state heritage and the Saraswati River. ”
Dhuman called on the villagers to hand over any artifacts they found to the archeology department.
Last week, Balwinder Singh handed over old coins to HSHDB.
On November 22, HSHDB wrote a letter to the state’s archaeological department to inspect the site of the remains of the old fort in Sandhai village, after which the team visited on Friday. Other officials present during the inspection included Executive Engineer (XeN) of Irrigation Department Nitin Butt, Sub-Division Officers (SDO) Deepak and Ravinder, Junior Engineers (JE) Ravinder Pratap and Vineet, technical assistant Ravikant and others.