Archaeologists find corroded shells stored by powerful 18th-century ruler Tipu Sultan

The excavation of the open well in the Shimoga district of Karnataka state led to the unearthing of rockets and shells stored by Tipu Sultan for use in wars, according to the state’s assistant director of archaeology.

According to archeological records, the fort area in Shimoga was part of Tipu Sultan’s kingdom. The powerful ruler was killed in the fourth Anglo-Mysore war in 1799 after a string of victories in battle against the British East India Company.