KUMRAHAR

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Location : Bihar.
Significance : Archaeological Site.
Main Find : Mauryan Hall.


Kumrahar, located in the city of Patna, is the site that consists of the archaeological excavations of Patliputra and marks the ancient capital of Ajatshatru, Chandragupta and Ashok. The remains of the ancient city of Patilputra have been uncovered in Kumrahar, south of Patna. It is 5 Km from the railway station.

Archaeological findings in this area establish Patna’s claim to over a thousand years of political glory from 600 BC to 600 AD, and then again, 16th century onwards, spanning the rule of several dynasties. Very little of this grandeur remains though, except the remnants of a huge Mauryan hall supported by 80 sandstone pillars dating back to 400 - 300 BC.
80 Pillar Halls - Kumrahar

There lie the ruins of a huge assembly hall that stood on a few large pillars, dating back to Mauryan period, and the foundations of the brick Buddhist monastery known as Anand Bihar. There's a small display of some of the clay figures and wooden beams discovered here.

The display of the clay figures is set in a pleasant park that remains open from 9AM to 5PM, on all days except Monday.





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