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The discovery of the gondola was made on May 8 when excavators and experts from the UPRNN stumbled upon a partially visible wooden structure.(HT Photo)

Gondola discovered at Chhatar Manzil still awaiting excavation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 02:18 PM IST
Senior officials of the UP’s archaeology department said that none of the stakeholders, who are experts in excavation work, have come forward to take up the excavation of the gondola discovered at Lucknow’s Chhhatar Manzil that could throw more light on the city’s past and the lavish lifestyle of the nawabs.
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The 42-ft-long and 11-ft-wide gondola unearthed at Chhatar Manzil in Lucknow.(HT Photo)
The 42-ft-long and 11-ft-wide gondola unearthed at Chhatar Manzil in Lucknow.(HT Photo)

Gondola unearthed at Lucknow’s 220-year-old Chhatar Manzil, officials say it could be a royal boat

By Oliver Fredrick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 11:04 AM IST
UPSAD officials did not rule out the possibility that it could be a royal boat. They are yet to conclude as to how this mammoth boat got buried in the ground.
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The plaque (encircled), bearing the name of Claude Martin, engraved on the wall at one of the arches, possibly could have been the main entrance of the building(HT Photo)
The plaque (encircled), bearing the name of Claude Martin, engraved on the wall at one of the arches, possibly could have been the main entrance of the building(HT Photo)

Another slice of heritage unearthed at UP’s Kothi Farhatbaksh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 09:20 AM IST
UPRNN is the construction agency engaged in the ongoing project aimed at beautifying and strengthening the Chhatar Manzil and Kothi Farhatbaksh
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The discovery of the tunnel would unravel another chapter from the history of the twin structures – Chattar Manzil and Kothi Farhat Baksh(HT Photo)
The discovery of the tunnel would unravel another chapter from the history of the twin structures – Chattar Manzil and Kothi Farhat Baksh(HT Photo)

Another ‘water gateway’ discovered at Lucknow’s Chattar Manzil

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 01:32 PM IST
The discovery was made when workers engaged in the excavation task stumbled upon a cylindrical structure (made of lakhauri) lying buried
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The site of excavation at Chattar Manzil.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)
The site of excavation at Chattar Manzil.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)

Lucknow: One more story from history unearthed at Chhatar Manzil

By Oliver Fredrick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 03:54 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam (UPRNN) on Sunday unearthed another story of the historical Chhatar Manzil and Kothi Farhatbaksh.
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UPRNN had earlier dug around 255 ft and unearthed a grand 15*15 room. Excavators found brackets, walls and pillars, buried deep into the ground. The agency has restarted work on the site.(Sourced)
UPRNN had earlier dug around 255 ft and unearthed a grand 15*15 room. Excavators found brackets, walls and pillars, buried deep into the ground. The agency has restarted work on the site.(Sourced)

More ‘hidden storeys’ in Chattar Manzil?

By Oliver Fredrick | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2018 12:56 PM IST
Unearthing history: UPRNN re-starts excavation work at iconic structure
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