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PMK sees Centre’s bid to ‘eclipse’ Keezhadi

PMK founder S Ramadoss on Wednesday charged that there seemed to be a conspiracy to ‘eclipse’ the excavations already made at Keezhadi in Sivaganga district last year, which re-established the gloriou

Published: 21st September 2017 02:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2017 07:15 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: PMK founder S Ramadoss on Wednesday charged that there seemed to be a conspiracy to ‘eclipse’ the excavations already made at Keezhadi in Sivaganga district last year, which re-established the glorious past of Tamils.

In this connection, he referred to the recent statement of P S Sriraman, Superintending Archaeologist, Excavations (Bengaluru), ASI, who is now in charge of Keezhadi, that the third phase of excavations had come to an end since nothing more could be found.

Ramadoss, in a statement here, said the first two phases of excavations were undertaken by Amarnath Ramakrishnan, the then Superintending Archaeologist and found many proofs to establish that urban civilisation was at its height at Keezhadi even 2,400 years ago. After the transfer of Ramakrishnan, the next phase of excavations should have been done on the southern side.

“But deliberately, the excavations had been done on the northern side to ‘establish’ that there was nothing more to excavate,” he charged. Ramadoss said the excavations in Keezhadi should be extended to 110 acres of lands.



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