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An exciting discovery of 15 Iron Age Megalith monuments has been unearthed in Sri Lanka, an island country in South Asia.
The discovery, dating back about 2500 years, came to light in the Kithulkote area of Thanamalwila village, southeast of the capital, Colombo.
The monuments were found after a school student made the discovery and informed the Kithulkote school’s history teacher, who said the discovery uncovered evidence of a pre-historic largest Megalithic cemetery in the area.
The teacher added that the finds give us a vital glimpse into what life would have been like in the Iron Age.
Director-General of Archeology Senior Prof. Anura Manathunga commended the discovery of Megalith Monuments as a milestone for archaeologists who study the Prehistoric Age.
Ramli Raban, a student of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management and a licensed Senior Tourist guide, said Sri Lanka has one of the oldest Hominid settlements in all of Asia.
A megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a prehistoric structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones.