Rajgir to be mapped using high-end lasers
Q. Indian archaeologists will use high end lasers to map which city of Bihar?- Published on 09 Nov 16
Indian archaeologists are using high end lasers
to map the ancient Bihari city of Rajgir.
- This plan is a part of their inter-disciplinary Rajgir Archaeological Survey Project which includes the survey of archaeological evidence and the flora and fauna of the area.
- Archaeologists are planning to make use of remote sensing technique Light Detection and Ranging using laser light to survey the earth’s surface.
- The LIDAR device will be mounted on drones or helicopters to get the expected result, for which permissions are needed.
- It is a collaborative project between the society and Nalanda University in partnership with Bihar Ministry of Art, Culture and Youth.
- The aim is to better understand the historic city’s landscape by studying the existing archaeological remains through a comprehensive survey.
- Located in Bihar’s Nalanda district, this is one of the most significant tourist places for Buddhist pilgrims.
- It was the first capital of the Magadha Empire.
- Gautama Buddha spent many years of his life in this city.
- He delivered numerous sermons as well.
- The city was the venue of the first Buddhist Council.
- Apart from Buddhism, the ancient city is also known for its association with Jainism as its founder Lord Mahavira spent 14 years there.