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

a. Rajgir
b. Patna
c. Gaya
d. Buxar

ANSWER: Rajgir
 
Rajgir to be mapped using high-end lasersIndian 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.

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