Historical Places in Dhaka

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Introduction

It’s a presentation about the important historical places of ancient Dhaka. There are so many places which are really worthy of drawing our attention. But it is a mammoth task to sort out the important one among the many more. Here we tried to highlight most of the important historical places according to their glorious past and profound impact on the later life of the people living in this arena. Such as, the description of Lalbagh Fort reminds us our glorious past when people of Bengal used to lead a happy life as the subject of Shaista Khan. Ahsan Manjil which is still standing by the mighty river Buriganga, lets us know about Nawab Khwaja Ahsanullah who was a great philanthropist, especially who paved the way of
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In 1985 Ahsan Manzil and its surroundings were acquired. After the completion of the renovation work in 1992 under the supervision of the Directorate of Public Works and Architecture, it was brought under the control of Bangladesh National Museum (20 September 1992). A museum has been established there.

Lalbagh Fort

The fort was long considered to be a combination of three buildings:
The mosque;
The tomb of Bibi Pari; and
The Diwan-i-Aam, comprising two gateways and a portion of the partly damaged fortification wall.
Recent excavations carried out by the Department of Archaeology of Bangladesh, however, they have revealed the existence of other structures, and it is now possible to have a more or less complete picture of the fort.
In the present fort area of 18 acres (73,000 m²), excavations have revealed the remains of either 26 or 27 structures, with elaborate arrangements for water supply, sewerage, roof gardens, and fountains. Renovation work by the Archaeology Department has now put Lalbagh Fort in a much-improved shape, and it has now become an interesting spot for tourists and visitors.
Gateways
1814 painting by Charles D'Oyly showing the South wall, beside the Buriganga River. Now, the river flows at least a mile to the south.
Of the three surviving gateways, the southern one is the most imposing. Seen from the front, it is a three-storeyed structure with a front-on, bordered with
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