550-year-old Vanathirayar inscription found near Ilayankudi

According to the inscription, King Sundarathol Mahavali Vanathirayar, who had ruled from 1468 AD and 1488 AD, had donated Agraharam to Brahmins at Anakurichi in the 15th century.

published on : 29th October 2023

New directorates for museum, archaeology in Odisha

Stating that ancient temples and monuments rich in cultural heritage have been discovered in Odisha, the chief secretary said a separate directorate of archaeology was necessary.

published on : 20th October 2023

ASI roadmap to explore cultural history of Odisha

More sites in other parts of the state have also been identified to find deposits from early Iron Age, chalcolithic age and also trace history of early Odisha from Kharavela period to 6th century CE.

published on : 17th October 2023

Bhubaneswar: ASI plans fellowship for PG students

The workshop, organised by ASI, aims at preparing a vision document on scope and possibility of archaeological excavations in the eastern part of India by 2035.

published on : 16th October 2023

Palaeolithic period burial urn found near T Kallupatti, says historian

Sources said the urn was unearthed when one of the villagers dug up his land to construct a sewage tank for his house.

published on : 24th September 2023

Earthen pots, cairn stones  believed to be of iron age found in Thoppur 

The researchers carried out an extensive study and found grind stones, cairn stones, menhir stones, earthen pottery and tools used in the iron age period. 

published on : 17th July 2023

An atlas of the past

The Mapping Archaeological Heritage in South Asia project aims to develop an open-source and free database of heritage sites throughout the Indus River Basin

published on : 9th July 2023

Archeology dept excavates over 50 Neolithic artefacts in Tamil Nadu's Pennagaram

In a study conducted over a period of two months, we conducted over 17 excavations in the area and unearthed over 52 artifacts, he said.

published on : 3rd July 2023
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