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2500-year-old Buddhist-era jail found in Nangarhar

2500-year-old Buddhist-era jail found in Nangarhar

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Sep 19, 2020 - 17:33

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A 2500-year-old Buddhist-era prison has been found in eastern Nangarhar province, local officials said on Saturday.

Rahimullah Khogyani, director of information and culture, said archaeologists unearthed the prison built about 2500 years ago in Sabzabad area of Surkhrod district. He said the prison was believed to be used in military affairs.

He said the prison was in a deep area without gates and had a special structure. Khogyani added pieces of clay pots were also discovered from the jail.

According to Khogyani, a 13-meter-long and four-meter-wide room was also found next to the jail, which had been rebuilt in three phases.

A few days ago, archeologists from the Information and Culture Department found eight artifacts in the area.

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