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Ancient town discovered in Myanmar

Parts of a religious building and a wall that encircled a town dating back to 100 B.C. have been found in Myanmar.

The town remnants were found after an excavation in two sites in Wadee in central Myanmar during July-August this year, Xinhua reported citing the official daily New Light of Myanmar.

The new find showed that the town was established during the time of the Pyu era (100 B.C.-840 A.D.), the report said.

The archaeologists found ancient bronze sheets, bronze bells, sand slabs, charcoal and iron rivets among other items.

They also concluded that the funeral customs at the ancient town included burial of the body, or burning it and putting the ash and bones together in an urn and then burying it.

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