Written by Teena Marian
18 Feb, 2022 | 11:32 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); 15 Megalith monuments were discovered in the Kithulkote area in Thanamalwila.
These ancient monuments were found after a school student made the discovery and informed the school’s history teacher.
The Director-General of Archeology Senior Prof. Anura Manathunga stated that he recently visited the area to inspect the relevant monuments.
Furthermore, said that a preliminary excavation will be carried out in the respective area.
The Department of Archaeology said the Megalith Monuments date back to the Iron Age and a discovery of a cluster of megaliths is rare.
Accordingly, the 15 Megalith Burial Monuments at Kithulkotte, Thanamalwila will be very important to those who study the Prehistoric Age in the country, he said.
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