Artillery cannon found in Sri Lanka

Artillery gun found in Galle. Source: Daily News Sri Lanka 20150928

Parts of an artillery cannon were found during construction in Sri Lanka.

Artillery gun found in Galle. Source: Daily News Sri Lanka 20150928
Artillery gun found in Galle. Source: Daily News Sri Lanka 20150928

Parts of artillery gun found near Galle Face
Daily News Sri Lanka, 2015092

Parts of an artillery gun with historical value was found in the Galle Face area yesterday.

Parts of the gun were detected by workers at a private construction site when they were excavating an area for construction, Military Spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera told the Daily News. He said the main part of the gun is 26 feet in length.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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