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  1. Orion

    2200 Year Old Stupa Crumbles Due To Rain

    Much to the dismay of archaeologists, historians and heritage conservationists in the city, the 2nd BC main stupa at Thotlakonda Buddhist monastery site crumbled partially on Wednesday, unable to withstand the heavy downpour. , Credit: The Hindu “This is our heritage, as the site flourished...
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    Keezhadi excavations: Sangam era older than previously thought

    In a major turning point in the cultural historiography of the ancient Sangam Age, the Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department (TNAD) has stated that the cultural deposits unearthed during excavations at Keeladi in Sivaganga district could be safely dated to a period between 6th century BCE and 1st...
  3. Orion

    Megalithic Rock Cut Cave Excavated In Kozhikode, Kerala

    The State Archaeology Department in Kozhikode has unearthed what it calls a Megalithic era iron sword, a chisel and a few decorated pottery from a rock-cut cave at Pothuvachery in Kannur district. The entrance to the rock-cut cave that was discovered at Mavilayi village, 12 km from Kannur...
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    Largest-Ever Ancient-DNA Study Illuminates Millennia Of South And Central Asian Prehistory

    The largest-ever study of ancient human DNA, along with the first genome of an individual from the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, reveal in unprecedented detail the shifting ancestry of Central and South Asian populations over time. The first sequenced genome from an archaeological site...
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    698 Mughal-Era Coins Recovered By U.P. Police

    The Uttar Pradesh police on Friday said it had recovered a treasure trove of 698 “rare” Mughal-era silver coins dating back to the 16th and 17th century. A few of the coins are said to be from the eras of emperors Akbar and Aurangzeb. The coins were found buried in a garden in Shimla, said a...
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    Centuries-Old Nandi Statues Unearthed Near Mysore

    A pair of centuries-old Nandi statues, carved out of monolithic soapstone, have been unearthed from a dried lake bed in Arasinakere, about 20 km from Mysore, a city in India's southwestern Karnataka state. Credit: Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage The locals, particularly the...
  7. Orion

    Art Ring Charged With Smuggling $143 Million In Antiquities

    An art dealer who authorities called one of the most prolific smugglers in the world and seven others were charged with trafficking more than $140 million in stolen antiquities, prosecutors said Wednesday. Three of the items seized by the Department of Homeland Security during the course of...
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    16 Metal Idols Unearthed In India's Pudukottai

    Sixteen metal idols of various deities were recovered from a private patta land at Peraiyur village in Pudukottai district on Tuesday. Idols of various deities that were recovered from a patta land at Peraiyur village in Pudukottai district on Tuesday [Credit: The Hindu] The height of the...
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    ASI Finds Ruins Of Ancient Jain Structure At Halebid

    The staff of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at Halebid recently found ruins of an ancient Jain structure near Parshvanath Basadi, while digging the ground for a compound wall. The Archaeological Survey of India had taken up construction of a compound wall around the temple [Credit...
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