Discovering ancient architecture
An ancient Buddhist temple, presumably a thousand years old, was discovered at Nateshwar in Tongibari upazila of Munshiganj. The temple includes a prayer room for Buddhist monks, an octagonal stupa and brick-built drains. Most parts of the temple are already in a state of ruin, except for a 2.40-metre tall structure in the south-western part of the temple.
Its basement, with a 1.75-metre wide wall was constructed with over-burnt bricks, probably to protect the structure from moisture. The brick work in the temple was artistically designed. Excavation work on the site was carried out by the Agrashar Bikrampur Foundation that had started excavating the place in 2010 with financial aid from the government.