He said it was a chance discovery during his personal visit to Tarighat in 2008 when he found some old coins, beads, pottery items, bones and some structural features on the banks of Kharun River. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has approved excavation of the area, based on the initial findings, he said.
“After the completion of the process, I believe it would be counted among the biggest archaeological discoveries in Chhattisgarh. The coins and semi-precious stones appear to be from the Kushan and Satavahan dynasties,” said Bhagat, adding that the signs of burnt structures at a few places indicate that the ancient city might have been completely destroyed in a fire.
Story: BBC News | Photo: Cotswold Archaeology