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Archaeologists find 700-year old artefacts in Singapore

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

Artefacts dating back to 700 years have been discovered by archaeologists on the banks of Singapore river here in the central business district.

The excavation is being organised by the National Heritage Board, and it is taking place ahead of the Urban Redevelopment Authority's enhancement plans for the Civic District, Channel Asia reported.

Excavation site at Empress Place located right in front of the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, is more than 1,000 square metres in size making it the largest excavation site on the island state to date.

Some of the artifacts found could be at least 700 years old, said archaeologists.

The excavation started on February 2 and will go on till April 9.

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First Published: Fri, February 13 2015. 15:30 IST