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Ancient guns, swords found at Barabanki excavation

ANI  |  Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

Ancient guns and swords were found during the of fields in on Wednesday.

Police official called a team from the Archaeological Survey of for detailed inspection of the weapons.

"The guns and swords are likely to be from the Mughal or British era," officials said.

"The locals found the guns and swords while the field, later they informed the police officials as well," Harshit Patel, a resident, told ANI.

Officials said that the swords appeared to be from the time of the British era, as the covered hilt of the resembles the styles prevalent then.

The gun, it is believed, is from the same time since it's a 8-9 kg muzzle-loading rifle. "The rifle has a broader base and long narrow muzzle," Patel added.

The five guns and two rusty swords were found near the fields of one Shalikram Yadav in Shaikhpur village of Satarikh police station area.

bought this farm seven months ago from Shalikram, the resident of Shekhpur.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 19:05 IST