India’s status as “the world’s oldest culture” is entitled to its name, as new surprising discoveries were found in several caves in the state of Bihar.
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It is not the first time when India is the protagonist of this kind of discoveries. Let us not forget the myriad mysteries related to this land, as is the case with the “immovable” Padmanabhaswami Temple, Weerahhadra Temple or the enigmatic and atemporal image of a cyclist on the wall of a 2000-year-old temple in Panchavarnaswami.
How is it possible to find the drawing of a cyclist dating from more than two millennia ago?
You could say it’s just a coincidence. Nevertheless, two artificial caves have recently been discovered in Barabar and Nagarjuna – located in the state of Bihar, about 35 kilometers from the city of Gaya.
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According to archaeologists, they were built around the 4th century BC. If we are to rely on the religious texts that are on the walls in these cases, we can draw or speculate that some kind of Buddhist or Hindu ascetic once lived there.
But what is most surprising about these caves is their faultless and perfect arches along with the stone walls, which is quite impressive considering the age of these constructions.
This leads us to believe that some kind of unknown technology was used in the design process because, according to our normal understanding and knowledge of history, it would be almost impossible to imagine that such structures could be built.
It is not clear why something similar would be built even though researchers have already made their assumptions.
Some believe that these caverns were originally intended as shelters in the event of a possible disaster – what we currently call a bunker. And of course, if we were to trust this idea, the following questions would be:
Who created them?
With what technology?
Let us not forget that in 2013, a huge dome was discovered under the Bucegi Mountains and although this discovery shocked scientists and researchers, it eventually became silent.
The underground “dome” contained an inconceivable and unknown technology that many experts relate directly to Anunnaki. What is clear is that the similarities between the two discoveries are striking. Can they be the work of an ancient and far-reaching civilization? The answer is up to you …
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These bunkers or caves were made by cutting rocks and they belong to the Mauryan Period. They are currently under renovation by archaeologists who cannot believe their eyes, as they have found bones of animals such as pigs, bears and deer inside them. An archaeologist stated that it is an important discovery not only for India but also for the world.
These caves were made during the reign of Emperor Ashoka, and it is believed that they date back 1,500 years (around 250 BC). The bones found inside them prove that there was an early example of food habits developed by the people. There are also indications that these animals may not have been killed to be eaten, but died naturally.
There is other evidence that the place was inhabited by monks. According to historians who have studied other Buddhist monasteries of India, they believe that this site could also be a monastery where Buddhist monks lived and meditated. Monks usually do not eat meat, except for seafood which can be found in abundance near the coasts.
In the Buddhist monastery of Ajanta in Maharashtra, there is a cave where traces of red paint have been found. They also found two alcoves for statues and a platform that could have been used by monks to sit and meditate or pray. This discovery gives great importance to the site because it was built 1,500 years ago, but it can also be proof of something else. History tells us that Buddhism was introduced to India by Emperor Ashoka whose kingdom included Bihar.
The discovery is made after the discovery of another Buddhist monastery in Lumbini in Nepal where Gautama Buddha was born more than 2,600 years ago. According to scholars who have studied ancient Indian history, Bihar was once part of the Mauryan Empire whose capital was Pataliputra. This kingdom extended to the South where Lumbini is located and included some other regions in India such as Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Bihar also had many great sages who followed Buddhism and practiced meditation during their lifetime. The officials in charge of the renovation program also stated that there is evidence that people, and not floods or earthquakes, entered these caves during ancient times. While water currents could have entered the cave and eroded the paintings on the walls and left footprints, evidence has been found by archaeologists that show it was human activity.
Originally posted 2019-04-11 14:12:25.