Fifth phase of excavation at Keezhadi begins

The phase-V excavation at Keezhadi in Sivagangai district was inaugurated by Minister for Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archaeology Mafoi K Pandiarajan on Thursday.

Published: 14th June 2019 04:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2019 04:07 AM   |  A+A-

Keezhadi excavation site

A file photo of the Keezhadi excavation site in Sivaganga district

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The phase-V excavation at Keezhadi in Sivagangai district was inaugurated by Minister for Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archaeology Mafoi K Pandiarajan on Thursday.

According to a government release, from 2014 to 2017, about 7,818 artefacts were unearthed. Between 2017 and 2018, after the Tamil Nadu government allocated Rs 55 lakh for excavating the 110-acre land in the village, 5,820 artefacts had been found.

During the period of April-September, 2018, six gold antiquities and skulls with names ‘Kuveeran Aadhan and Ghodheerayan’ in Tamil-Brahmi script etched on them were found. Pots with designs of fishes, crocks of various sizes, conches, animal and human shapes made of clay and piece of ivory were also found, said the government release.

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