Central Bengaluru, it seems, hides centuries of history under its garb of concrete and dirt.
Construction workers at the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute stumbled upon a cannon hidden underneath the campus. The workers were excavating a foundation for the new block of BMRCI when they dug out the cannon – possibly belonging to Tipu Sultan – around noon on Monday.
This is the third such cannon found in the area in the recent past. The cannon was around 11 feet long and possibly weighs around 400 kg, said Arun Raj T., Superintending Archaeologist of the Archaeological Society of India, who visited the spot.