Sekta in Imphal

Sekta Overview

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Sekta, also called Sekta Kei or Sekta Mound, is an excavated site in its namesake village. This archaeological site, situated on the left bank of the Iril River, is approximately 18 kilometres away from Imphal.

Believed to be a burial site, the excavated area of 0.35 acre provides visitors a detailed insight into the burial customs, social lifestyle and economic condition of the Sekta people during the 14th - 15th century.

Worth-mentioning among the discoveries are human skulls, bell metal casket, silver and copper masks, porcelain, semi-precious stone ornaments, pottery and metal implements. These excavated items show that the inhabitants of this place were part of a prosperous economy and were well-versed in metallurgy. To showcase all these discoveries, an Archaeological Living Museum has been built here, which is visited by many historians, archaeologists and tourists.

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Sekta, Imphal, 795010, Manipur