- The Archeological Survey of India has reportedly found the remains of a lost civilisation, a “modern society” that existed in Bandhavgarh National in Madhya Pradesh.
- The discovery includes man-made water bodies and paintings that are said to be thousands of years old.
- The archaeologists found the painting in a rock-cut cave and not in a natural cave or overhang.
- The rock-cut caves suggest deliberate human activity, and the paintings found inside the cave suggest that these were not created by chance or a mere coincidence, but were intentionally placed inside the caves.
- ASI has discovered that the remains found at the sight were of a forgotten “modern civilisation” that existed in Madhya Pradesh.
- For the first time, the rock painting is estimated to be as old as 1500 years, and the site was found inside the Tala range of Bandhavgarh.
- Another great finding was the discovery of man-made waterbodies.
- The people of that society had an advanced knowledge of water management and these waterbodies would have been built for various purposes such as agriculture, fishing, transportation, and religious ceremonies.
- The civilization has been said to be around 1800-2000 years old, the renovation is said to have taken place around 1000 years ago.
- These structures being Hindu or Buddhist structures, did not defy a modern design as each of them was stone carved and traders passed through for expanding their businesses.
SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB