Mainamati cultural complex: the hub of culture and memories
AuthorMethila, Kazi Umme Mazhabin
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Comilla is one of the richest heritage site of Bangladesh. This site is unique among all the archaeologically important sites of Bangladesh. About 50 scattered ancient remains of settlement from the 8th - 12th century AD known as Mainamati are located throughout the comilla district. At mainamati the principal monument is the Shalban Bihara which is the main interest here. The Shalban Bihara is the middle of the mainamati range. Excavations have been continued since 1955 and items such as copper plates, gold and silver coins, and more than 150 bronze statues have been found. The largest number of stone sculptures and terra cotta plaques have been found in comilla's archaeological sites, representing Bengal and the subcontinent. The excavation of the Mainamati sites are noteworthy for revealing previously unknown facts about Bangladesh's political, religious, historical and Buddhist architecture.