Mahashangarh declared as the SAARC cultural capital for 2016-17
An archaeological site in Bogra Bangladesh, Mahasthangarh (3rd century BC site) has been declared as the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation's (SARRC) cultural capital for the year 2016-17.
The cultural capital will host festivals on literature, films, foods and dances from October 2016 to September 2017.
The same year 2016-17 has also be declared the SAARC Year of Cultural Heritage. Mahasthangarh is one of the earliest urban archaeological sites so far discovered in Bangladesh.