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Mahasthangarh Ruins, Bangladesh

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(October 2011)

Just outside Bogra, the ruins at Mahasthangarh are the site of the oldest known city in Bangladesh.


The walls of the Citadel date back to the 3rd century BC. The only remaining structure is this impressive wall that encloses some peaceful agricultural fields - a nice place to walk in the sun. There's also a museum filled with Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim objects unearthed at the site. A few indistinct mounds hint at many undiscovered treasures.


Gretchen is always looking for postcards but the stalls at the park entrance only sold these interesting posters.


The cool grassy gardens at the entrance to the archeological park.


Not much remains beyond the walls, but they look impressively ancient.


The skippy goats and curious cows grazing the grass around the citadel walls makes this a nice place for a walk.


Canoodling couples and cowherders alike enjoying the park.


Who knows what lies beneath the mounds beyond the corn fields?


Ice cream stop by a patch of lettuce.


It's hard to resist petting a baby goat.


The stream looks rather tranquil in this photo. In reality there was quite a bit of floating trash and a pungent odor that discouraged any wading.s


The museum grounds are covered with trees and gardens.


Every bit of available land in Bangladesh is farmed.


We only walked a short way along the citadel walls before the sun got too intense. I'm not sure how far the full circuit is.



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