ASI DG visits Baghpat excavation site

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 04, 2019 00:00 hrs

Director General of Archaeological Survey of India Usha Sharma on Sunday visited Sanauli to monitor the ongoing excavation work at the site.

 “I have come here along with my officers. We have found rich evidence here. Earlier we recovered eight burial sites and a chariot and also an ancient sword called Hiltrade sword,” she told ANI.

Dr. Sharma said that an in-depth study is being conducted on the antiquities collected from this site. “It is an extremely rare and unusual site in itself. These antiquities will be now taken to Noida for investigation,” she added.

In November last year, Copper coins, which may date back to the Kushan period, were found from the site.

The coins, which are believed to be 1,800 years old, were spotted by the locals of the area while excavating a hillock in the village. This information was then given to a local historian, Amit Rai Jain, who, using his tools, started excavation. It is then that he found a small pot containing some coins from the ancient period.

In June, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had unearthed the remains of a chariot and other antique items, dating back to the 'Bronze Age', in the state's Sinauli village. (ANI)