Ita Fort

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Ita Fort, southern gate.
A brick wall at the southern gate.

Ita Fort in Itanagar town, is one of the most important historical sites in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The name literally means "Fort of bricks"( brick being called "Ita" in the Ahom language). The Ita Fort at Arunachal Pradesh was built as early as the 14th or the 15th century.[1] The fort has an irregular shape, built mainly with bricks dating back to the 14th-15th Century. The total brickwork is of 16,200 cubic metre lengths which have been identified by some scholars with Mayapur of Ramachandra, a king of the Jitari Dynasty.[2] The fort has three different entrances at three different sides, which are western, the eastern and the southern sides.

Archaeological finds from the site are on displayed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, Itanagar.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh". Arunachalpradesh.nic.in. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Arunachal Tourism". Arunachal Tourism. 1911-12-04. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  3. ^ T. Raatan (2006). History, religion and culture of north east India. Gyan Books. p. 29. ISBN 8182051789.