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wari-bateshwar one of earliest kingdoms

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  • Shubho Salateen
    (Moderator note: Please sign all posts to this list. Thank you, Despina) For nearly seventy years scholars had been aware of the surface finds of silver
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      For nearly seventy years scholars had been aware of the surface finds
      of silver punch-marked coins, semi-precious stone beads, iron slags,
      pottery etc. from the twin villages of Wari-Bateshwar, Narsingdi
      district, Bangladesh. As no systematic archaeological investigation
      had been carried out so far in the region, The International Centre
      for Study of Bengal Art (ICSBA) undertook, with permission from the
      Government, a small scale trial excavation which was carried out in
      2000. The exercise offered significant result. It placed Wari in the
      Early Historic period. NBPW, Rouletted Ware and Knobbed Ware were
      found in this remote eastern part of Bangladesh. A large number of
      chips, flakes and cores from excavation and a few pieces of raw
      material finds of jasper and quartz from earlier exploration
      absolutely proved the existence of a semi-precious stone bead
      manufacturing center. Iron slags and smelted tiny parts of iron have
      also been found.The small-scale investigation leading to discovery of
      Rouletted Ware, Knobbed Ware, stone beads etc., particularly in the
      context of the geo-location of Wari-Beteshwar, inevitably indicates
      to southeast Asiatic and Roman contacts.

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