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Archaeological Sites
Bangladesh, is a country considerably rich in archaeological wealth, especially of the medieval period both during the Muslim and pre-Muslim rules, though most of it is still unexplored and unknown. In archaeological fieldwork and research this area was very much neglected for a long time for various reasons, not the least of which are its difficult geography and climate and remoteness from the main centers of the subcontinent. With the independence of Bangladesh in 1971 the Government has undertaken a number of field projects including a comprehensive survey and exploration of the hitherto unexplored areas and a fairly ambitious scheme of excavations on selected sites. Though work at present is carried out on a limited scale, the discoveries already made have been significant, while new information and fresh evidence are coming out gradually. These fresh explorations are likely to add substantially to our knowledge of the history and chronology of ancient Bangladesh and various aspects of her life and culture. The earlier history of Bangladesh reveals that Buddhism received royal patronage from some important ruling dynasties like the great Paals rulers, the Chandras and the Deva Kings. Under their royal patronage numerous well-organized, self-contained monasteries sprang up all over the country. The major archaeological sites are described below.




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Bangladesh, is a country considerably rich in archaeological wealth, especially of the medieval period both during the Muslim and pre -Muslim rules, though most of it is still unexplored and unknown. In archaeological fieldwork and research this area was very much neglected for a long time for various reasons, not the least of which are its...
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Mainamati
Mainamati, an isolated low, dimpled range of hills, dotted with more than 50 ancient Buddhist settlements of the 8th to 12th century A.D. known as Mainamati-Lalmai range are extended through the center of the district of Comilla.

Salban Vihara, almost in the middle of the Mainamati Lalmai hill range consists of 115 cells, built around a spacious...
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Paharpur
Paharpur the largest known monastery south of Himalayas, Paharpur is a small village 5 km west of Jamalganj at Badalgachi thana in Naogaon district (greater Rajshahi district) where the remains of the most important and the largest known monastery south of the Himalayas has been excavated.

Paharpur or Shompur Bihar was built by King Dharmapal...
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Mahasthangarh
Mahasthangarh, dating back over 2000 years. The oldest archaeological site of Bangladesh is on the western bank of river Karatoa 18 km. north of Bogra town beside Bogra-Rangpur Road.

The spectacular site is imposing landmarks in the area having a fortified, oblong enclosure measuring 5000 ft. by 4500 ft. with an average height of 15-ft. form the...
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Sixty Domed Mosque
Sixty Domed Mosque, In mid-15th century, a Muslim colony was founded in the inhospitable mangrove forest of the Sundarbans near the seacoast in the Bagerhat district by an obscure saintGeneral, named Ulugh Khan Jahan. He was the earliest torchbearer of Islam in tide south who laid the nucleus of an affluent city during the reign of Sultan...
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