In Vellore district, children playing on a hill, stumble upon cannon
Officials from the Department of Museums who visited the location, mentioned the canon was manufactured from forged iron and is 9 toes lengthy; a report can be submitted on the discovering
A bunch of children playing contained in the premises of a fort atop the Sarpanamedu Malai (hill) in Vellore, stumbled upon one thing fascinating on Monday: a cannon, believed to be from the British interval. The employees from the Department of Museums inspected it on Tuesday.
During the continued COVID-19 lockdown, children from a village within the foothills of the hills, often known as Rani Malai, in Vellore, had been playing inside a fort positioned on the prime, at a top of 1,000 toes. “Amidst some bushes, they found a portion of the cannon. As they were not able to pull it out, they informed their elders, and we dug a little and were surprised to find a cannon. As this is a fort, we suspected such artillery would be there, but this is the first time we have come across one,” mentioned Wasim, a village resident.
Officials from the Department of Museums then visited the location and checked the cannon. “It is made of cast iron and is nine feet long with a diameter of three meters. It has a thickness of six inches and weighs close to two tonnes. Its edges are broken so the carriage on which it was mounted is not there,” mentioned K. Saravanan, Curator, Vellore Museum.
The museum officers declare that the location is in a reserve forest space. “The fort belonged to the Maratha Kings and later it was under the control of the Nawabs. I will submit a report to the Vellore district Collector and he will decided on what steps to take next,” he added