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Chandraketugarh

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Chandraketugarh, a Lost Civilization, is a n archaeological site located beside the Bidyadhari River, about 35kms north-east of Kolkota, in the District of North 24 Parganas, near the township of Berachampa and the Haroa Road rail-head.
Chandraketugarh mainIt is a fascinating place where a bustling town from the days of Emperor Asoka is buried under the present-day rice fields and village cottages. If you visit the place, you won’t see much at first.  But, if you look down on the ground you are walking on, you’ll see something unusual.  The ground appears strewn with a variety of ‘potsherds’.  In fact, whenever the ground, at Chandraketugarh, is dug to build a house or to dig a pond, a variety of elegant and sophisticated artifacts is routinely unearthed.
All available information, 2001_588_strm1points to a ‘mature civilization’ centred around a busy port, which started flourishing in this area more than 2,000 years ago.  Indeed…

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