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Govinda Bhita(3rd century B.C),Mahasthangar 3/2006

Mahasthangarh (Bengali: মহাস্থানগড় Môhasthangôṛ) is the earliest urban archaeological site so far discovered in Bangladesh. The village Mahasthan in Shibganj thana of Bogra District contains the remains of an ancient city which was called Pundranagara or Paundravardhanapura in the territory of Pundravardhana. A limestone slab bearing six lines in Prakrit in Brahmi script, discovered in 1931, dates Mahasthangarh to at least the 3rd century BC.The fortified area was in use till the 18th century AD. Position :24°57′46″N 89°20′44″E

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  • Uploaded on October 28, 2008
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: NORITSU KOKI QSS-32_33