‘Biggest old bricks’ found near Kurukshetra

via UNI published on May 15, 2006

Kurukshetra, May 14: In a significant archaeological find, big-size bricks, dating back 2000 years to 4500 years, have been found at Brahamsar Teeratha, about 40 km from this holy city in Haryana.

The bricks, one of them measuring 70 by 47 by 10 cm, were discovered during the de-silting process of the Brahamsar Teeratha in Thana village, Dr Chander Pal Singh Tanwar of the Haryana Archaelogy Department said.

Claiming them to be the ”biggest old bricks” ever found in India, Dr Tanwar said these might have been used for the Ghats of the Brahamsar tank which was spread in 115 acres of land even today.

Two other bricks, excavated during the de-silting, measured 32 by 21 by 10 cm and 28 by 22 by 7 cm.

These bricks, he said, were estimated to be as old as 2000 years to 4500 years.

He said the bricks belonged to the Kushan age and ranged upto the Rajput period going by their size. Such huge-size bricks had not been found in any part of the country so far.

These bricks might have been used in the construction of the Prachi Ghat of the Brahamsar Teeratha which must be having as big and wide ghats as were in Kashi (Varanasi), he added.

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