Kushan era architectural remain found at Gosna Teela

2024.02.01 (Vrindavan Today News): Excavation at the ASI protected mound revealed a structure believed to be an Kushan era Okhli. Archaeology student Lalit Kumar from Subharati School of Buddhist Studies at Swami Vivekananda Subharati University, Meerut, made a significant discovery during his research expedition to the protected Gausna Teela site. Unearthed at the archaeological mound, Lalit found an ancient artifact believed to be from the Kushan era, identified as an Okhli (grinding stone).

Okhili found at Gosnna
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Following this discovery, the Okhli was carefully preserved in the museum. Lalit Kumar, pursuing a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at the university, obtained permission from the assistant director of the state museum to conduct research at the  ASI Shahpur Gausna Teela in Gosna village.

While doing his research, Lalit Kumar discovered an artifact of ancient grinding stone, having archaeological significance. The artifact is engraved in red sandstone.

Lalit Kumar informed the authorities at Mathura museum about the discovery of the artifact. Responding swiftly, Haribabu, the gallery assistant at the museum, along with his team, reached Gausna Teela. They took measures to protect and preserve the artifact, confirming its Kushan-era origins. Haribabu emphasized that the find holds cultural and historical importance, shedding light on the rich heritage of the region. The artifact is now safely housed in the museum for further study and public display.

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