Was very surprised to read about the history of Bellandur lake in The Hindu the other day..
The little village of Bellanduru, around which the suburb has grown, has a history that dates back 2,500 years. One of the annual reports of the Archaeological Survey of Mysore State talks of ancient Iron Age tombs discovered on the lake bund.
In 1965, as many as 256 Roman coins were discovered from HAL Airport close to Bellandur. These Roman coins belong to Roman kings Augustus and Tiberius who ruled in 100 AD.
So that means that Bangalore region really was a centre for foriegn trade even way back during the roman age!!
This makes the case to make this lake area a heritage site and do things to bring out the importance of this historical place!
There was an effort which started last year to heritage tag few lakes in bangalore, Bellanduru was one of the lakes and not sure if this history was the reason behind the tag. However some fecing work started last year, discussed here on Praja, but no idea what is the status of that..
Is there a way to take this cause forward with these newly reported findings?