1 February 2016
A huge ancient building was recently found in Mrauk U, an archaeological site of western Burma (Myanmar), said an officer from the local archaeology department.
The building is identified as a shrine (Buddhist ordination hall) and it was found near Rampray pagoda of Kyay Pinlay village, which is six miles away from Mrauk U, informed the archaeology department of Mrauk U.
U Than Myint, a local history researcher revealed that the building is around 70 feet long which was found 10 feet beneath the ground. Many unique architectural elements including a stone well were also found in the site.
The Mrauk U archaeology department with the help of local villagers has initiated the excavation exercise for a week, but the process is expected to continue for nearly a month.
Meanwhile, local villagers in large number have visited the site as a rumour was spread that one of the biggest ancient city well was discovered in Rampray pagoda.