One of the nine cannonballs is said to measure about 10 cm in diameter while the others, which resemble canister shots, measure between 3 cm and 6 cm in diameter. Although the cannonballs are not for the cannons as the sizes are comparatively smaller, the possibility the cannonballs could be from the same period is still valid – according to the researchers. The two cannons discovered earlier in the same trench are expected to be at least two centuries old as they have the emblem of King George III, who reigned from 1760 to 1820. The fort was built by the British East India Company in the late eighteenth century. Latest discoveries might change the history of Fort Cornwallis which has always been assumed to be a peaceful city.
(after The Star Online & New Straits Times)