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Roailbari Fort discloses historical information

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Roailbari Fort at Kendua in Netrokona has been disclosing new information about architectural up gradation. The archeological department has began re-digging of the site. Roailbari Fort, an archaeologically important site, is situated at Roailbari union of Kendua upazila in Netrokona district of Bangladesh.

The department has found three watch towers in the south side of the fort. Each of the towers are 10 feet width and made of red thin brick, middle size stone and round concrete with some specific cement. Each of the tower is 6 to 7 feet width and 2 feet deep in the ground.

The archeological officers said, they have found some specialty in this architecture. These constructions have some different characteristics. This architecture was build in Mughal reign or Sultanate time. This fort is called as Kotbari Fort as well. Roailbari is consist of two languages as Arabic and Bengali. This fort might be a residence of army chief, they added.

In 1987 Roailbari was declared as archeological site situated beside Betai River 13 kilometer far from Kendua town. The construction date and time is not yet found. Pods made of mud, Terab of burnt soil, red colored brick etc are found from this fort as well.

Archeological Department's Deputy Director Md Mahbub Ul Alam said, re-digging of this site was inaugurated in April of this year by the supervision of Executive Director of Archeological Department and Dhaka Divisional Head Rakhi Roy.

Research Assistant Sabina Yasmin, Senior graph artist Tripti Rani Halder, Photographer Mojahar Hossain and accountant Mizanur Rahman are working in the site.

Traditional lyricist Rakhal Biswas said, Roailbari Fort is our pride as it is disclosing the glorious history of this region. He urged the government to declare this site as tourist spot as the mass people can know the history. Kendua Upazila Chairman Delwar Hossain Bhuiyan said, this site should be declared as tourist spot.

-Indrajit Sarkar, Back from Kendua of Netrokona


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