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[View looking over a bridge, Sonargaon?]

[View looking over a bridge, Sonargaon?]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 125/3(46)

Item number: 125346

Genre: Photograph

This print from the Temple Collection was taken by an unknown photographer in the 1870s. Sonargaon is situated in the Dhaka District, Bangladesh near the banks of the Meghna, 15 miles east of Dacca. It was the ancient Muhammadan capital of Eastern Bengal. However, only the ruins of the ancient city of Sonargaon remain and the area is buried in a dense jungle of bamboos and other trees. Waterways were traditionally the most important means of communication in Dacca and when the rivers rise, the whole of the lower part of the district floods and boats were practically the only means of transport for men and goods.

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