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Why was the city of Pataliputra surrounded by a deep body of water on all sides?

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For fishing
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To keep the city cool
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To enhance its aesthetic value
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D
To check foreign invasion
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Solution

The correct option is D To check foreign invasion
The Mauryan kings had deep waterbodies surrounding their capital Pataliputra to keep it safe from the hands of invaders. This would make it harder for invaders to access the city. The city was also surrounded by high walls and gates. It had 570 towers and 64 gates.

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