Bricks that were discovered near the Samone River close to Nabegone Village in Mandalay Region’s Wundwin Township might be the foundation of a religious building from the Innwa and early Konebaung era because they are not similar to the bricks found from the Pyu era, according to the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Mandalay Branch).
The bricks were exposed and subsequently found due to water erosion from
the Samone River in November last year, and people predicted that the old buildings might be a fortress from the Pyu period.
Officials from the Department of Archaeology went and checked the region on 8 December and said the building might be from Innwa and early Konebaung era.
“When we went to check, we found arch bricks that were used for building the top of a pagoda and the size of the arch brick and the foundation brick are not the same size of the bricks found from the Pyu era. Most of the bricks we found are used in Innwa and early Konebaung era.
That’s why we think that it might be a religious building from Innwa and Konebaung era,” said an archaeology official from the department.
When the bank of Samone River was collapsed, bones were first found at the wall of the river bank. Then the brickwork was discovered under the bones. The bricks are one foot long and eight inches wide, and the bricks are in square and triangle shapes, locals said.
“The area where the rows of brick came out is an area where Ywar Haung Gone village once existed, and a pagoda south of the river was toppled and destroyed in the past,” said U San Yin, a villager from Nabegone Village.
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