Course of river to be diverted to protect 2,500-yr-old Bihar archaeological site: Nitish

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Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said that the course of the Kosi river will be diverted to protect an area in the state’s Bhagalpur district, which could be a 2,500-year-old archaeological site.
Kumar visited Guwaridih village in Bihpur block, from where ancient terracotta objects such as utensils and ornaments, various tools, triangular bricks, copper coins, and fossils were recovered from beneath the earth. Those items could be remains of the Kushan, Maurya and the Gupta era.
Bihar Heritage Development Society’s Executive Director Dr Vijay Kumar Choudhary gave details of the items displayed there to the chief minister.

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