Archaeology Dept to recover 19 cannonballs found in Chamarajpet

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-11-24 10:16 Bengaluru: At least 19 canonballs belonging to Tipu Sultan will be recovered by the Karnataka Archaeology Department from Chamarajpet. Made of sinite stone, they were discovered by workers while digging a sump at the Karnataka Film Artistes’ Association in Chamarajapet, close to Tipu’s armoury in Kalasipalyam.  R Gopal, Director (museum), Department of Archaeology said, "All the formalities will be followed in restoration and a letter will be handed over to the association crediting them with the discovery of cannonballs."  It can be recalled that in 2012, a cannon – belonging to Tipu era – was unearthed from the Bengaluru Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) campus in Kalasipalyam. Construction workers had found the 11-feet 7-inch cannon at the campus.  It is the third such cannon to be discovered from the area. Two similar cannons belonging to Tipu were unearthed during Metro work in November 2012.