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The world’s longest cannon?

A cannon, supposedly the longest in the world, has been discovered by three researchers at Kalaburagi Fort.

Published: 03rd December 2016 02:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2016 06:09 AM   |  A+A-

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Vistors looking at the cannon in Kalaburagi fort

By Express News Service

KALABURAGI: A cannon, supposedly the longest in the world, has been discovered by three researchers at Kalaburagi Fort. Mohammad Ayajuddin Patel, Rehman Patel and Mohammad Ismail, conducted a study on the cannons in the fort  and found the 29-feet long Bara Gazi Top. The canon was installed during the Bahamani  Empire in the 14th century, they said. The longest cannon, as claimed by others (see box) is only 17.5-feet-long, they added.

10 world’s biggest cannons claimed

Tsar Cannon (17.5 feet) 15th century Russia, Guiness Book of World Record
Pumhart von Steyr (259 cm) 15th Century, Austria
The Basilic-Ottoman (732 cm) Turkish
Faule Mette (181 cm) 15th century, Germany
Malik-e-Maidan (14.6 feet) 16th century, Bijapur, India
Dulle Griet (345 cm) 14th century, Belgium, Europe
Dardanelles Gun (518 cm) 15th century, Turkish
Mons Meg (4.6 m) 15th century, Scottish, Scotland
Faule Grete (250 cm) 15th century,
Jaivana (20.2 feet) 18th century, Jaipur, India


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