Sites & cities that bear the name of Bhitargarh


Today in : Bangladesh
First trace of activity : ca. 5th century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 17th century C.E
Recorded names : ভিতরগড়

Description : Bhitargarh (Bengali: ভিতরগড়) is an archaeological site that includes the remains of an ancient fort city built in and around the 5th century AD. It is located in Panchagarh District in Rangpur Division in the northern part of Bangladesh and is large enough that it can be seen from space. The archaeological significance of the site lies in its strategic position as an intersection of the trade routes between Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and the middle and lower Ganges Valley. At its height the city stretched over 5 km by 3 km and involved rerouting the Talma River.

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