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Cannons found during on going excavation at kasturchand park metro station

Image result for Cannons found during on going excavation at kasturchand park metro stationFour ancient war cannons were found Wednesday night in Kasturchand Park, a historic heritage. All four cannons were found during an ongoing excavation for beautification on the field. The cannons are 200 years old and are claimed to have been used by Bhosalees during the battle between Bhosale and the British. Besides, more ammunition can be found in the field. At the historic Kasturchand Park, a walking track is being constructed and beautification work is underway. Excavations are underway in the park. All four of these guns were suddenly found while working near the Vastu, which was standing in the field on Wednesday night. Ashok Mokha, architect and heritage committee member of the beautification work, informed the Archaeological Department, the municipality and the collector’s office about the matter. On Thursday, a large crowd of citizens gathered to watch the cannons. People were eager to see this. Two cannons of ten feet and two and a half feet nine feet are said to weight about 1000 kilograms. How this gun came to be the subject of research. It is alleged that the guns were used during the historic Sitabuldi war between Raja Raghuji Bhosale and the British about 200 years ago. The gun is believed to have been manufactured by the British East India Company because of its long-range. But there is confusion as to who used it. The British are claiming to have used these guns in the war. But according to the historian of Nagpur Andheri, Bhosalees bought these guns from the East India Company and claimed to have used them in the war. Meanwhile, the army seized all four cannons and took them to the Sitibuldi fort. Archaeological staff have examined the artillery and conducted detailed research to ascertain how many years old they were, when and in what artillery they were made.

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