11th century water reservoir found in Bangladesh

Archaeologists working on a site at Gopalpur village in Bangladesh were surprised to find a thousand-year-old brick-built water reservoir. The area was part of the Bharendra region and under the rule of Pala dynasty, according to team leader, Swadhin Sen, associate professor of the Department of Archaeology of Jahagirnagar University.

The water-reservoir measured 33 x 28 metres, and was badly damaged over the centuries when locals disassembled its walls and carried away the bricks. “It is a rare discovery. The structure is a unique one in Bangladesh,” said Afroza Khan Mita, assistant director of the Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, during her visit to the site.