Ancient city discovered in India

* The fortified city is claimed to have flourished around 5th century BC

By Sandeep Sahu

INDIAN archaeologists say they have found remains which point to the
existence of a city which flourished 2,500 years ago in eastern India.

The remains have been discovered at Sisupalgarh near Bhubaneswar,
capital of the eastern state of Orissa. Researchers say the items found
during the excavation point to a highly developed urban settlement. The
population of the city could have been in the region of 20,000 to
25,000, the archaeologists claim. The excavations include 18 stone
pillars, pottery, terracotta ornaments and bangles, finger rings, ear
spools and pendants made of clay.