Mahabharat age relics found in Jhapa
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 5, 2011
By LILA BARAL
A team of experts has found archaeologically important remains at Kichchakbadh, a historical site in Jhapa district, during a recent excavation.
In course of the excavation, the government team of experts comprising archaeologists discovered the remains of a brick wall of a building and drainage system. Deputy Director of Department of Archaeology Uddhav Acharya, who is also the leader of the excavation team, said that the ruins of a building, brickwalled drainage and a wide room were unearthed in the historically and archaeologically important site. Earlier, some bowls, earthen lamps, flower vase, water pitcher, bow, knife among other things were unearthed.
The team of exports has been working in the area under s the third phase of excavation for the past one month.
According to Acharya, the excavation of Kichchakbadh and recent findings are important archaeologically “The remains found during the recent excavation date back to the Sunga-Kushan period about 2,000 years ago”,” he said. Acharya said the excavation will be on hold for the time being after a week.
It is believed that Bhim, one of the five Pandav brothers, chased Kichchak to this place and killed him for ogling at his wife Draupadi.