An ivory die is said to be the first significant find in this eighth phase.
During the final year of his MA Tamil course in 2005, he brought out his second book Udaipadum Manase.
Sources said though the archaeological department had unearthed several cube-shaped dice in earlier phases, it is for the first time that they are chancing upon a rectangular-shaped one.
The eighth phase of excavation in Keezhadi and its cluster villages in Sivaganga was inaugurated by Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday through video conference.
About 11,470 artifacts were dug out from Keezhadi and group of sites over sustained excavation over the years and these would be displayed at the site museum.
Keezhadi, Sivakalai and Kodumanal to be declared protected archaeological sites
The excavation at Keezhadi has shed light on ancient Tamil culture, traditions, lifestyle and art
Principal Secretary of the Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments department B Chandra Mohan spoke to V Vignesh about the ongoing excavations and visions of the department.