Archaeologists have discovered a modern society dating back 2000 years in Bandhavgarh National Park, located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
A recent discovery at Bandhavgarh National Park sheds light on ancient history and provides valuable insights into how society functioned in the region at that time. A rock painting that dates back 1,500 years and several man-made water bodies that are estimated to be around 1,800-2,000 years old were found at the sight.
According to reports, archaeologists have discovered several archaeological treasures, including paintings and man-made water bodies, from the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Experts believe that the tiger reserve was part of an old trade route, where traders used rock-cut caves as shelters.
One of the major findings was a 1,500-year-old rock painting, along with several man-made water bodies estimated to be around 1,800-2,000 years old. An ASI official stated that the presence of the water bodies built at a height and used for collecting rainwater suggests the habitation had a modern society, and that the water bodies were renovated around 1,000 years ago. What makes it even more interesting is that the painting was found in a rock-cut cave. Usually, they are made in a natural cave or overhang.
This zone has been in the news before for its archaeological discoveries, including last year when the ASI announced the unearthing of 26 Buddhist caves dating back to the 2nd-5th century BCE after a long summer exploration.