1000-year-old fortifications found in India

Archaeologists found remains of a 1000-year-old wall, possibly longest wall in India, in an area about near Gorakhpur village, about 200 kilometres from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, central India.

Ancient fortification in India (by Pragativadi)
Ancient fortifications in India (by Pragativadi)

Archaeologists believe that the wall, built between the 10th-11th century is the longest wall fortification in the country. The length of the wall is more than 80 km, which starts from the forest adjacent to Udaipura (Raisen district) of Gorakhpur village and stretches till, Bari Bareilly (Chaukigdh Fort) which is 100 km from Bhopal. The fortification is believed to have been built inside the dense jungles of Vindhyachal mountain range by the Parmar period kings. The structure is still in good state of preservation, measuring between 4.5-5.5 metres in height and 3-4.5 metres (and even over 7 metres at some places) in width.

(after Pragativadi)

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