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Keezhadi excavations: HC orders transfer of ASI officer Amarnath Ramakrishna back to TN

March 16, 2019

The archaeologist Amarnath Ramakrishna, who led the Keezhadi excavations in Tamil Nadu, was transferred to Assam in March 2017 – a move that had kicked up a storm. The Madras High Court has directed the central government to transfer Amarnath Ramakrishna, the Archeological Survey of India officer who led the Keezhadi excavations, back to Tamil […]

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Keezhadi will rewrite history of the country, says High Court

November 2, 2018

Bench was hearing a PIL seeking preservation of the site The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court observed that the Keezhadi excavations would have a serious effect of rewriting the history of the country, while hearing a public interest litigation petition seeking a direction for the preservation of the Keezhadi excavation site. A Division […]

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Keezhadi Excavation: How an Ancient Civilisation Is Being Unearthed in Tamil Nadu!

October 11, 2018

Three months into their excavation, the site began yielding interesting finds like beads made of glass, terracotta and even pearls. Other discoveries included figurines, roof tiles and also pottery. by Ahmed SherrifOctober 15, 2018, 1:05 pm In 2013-2014, the Archaeological Survey of India had set out to explore the regions along the banks of river Vaigai […]

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Don’t We Need To Know India’s History?

June 13, 2018

COURTESY: http://www.caravanmagazine.in/vantage/keezhadi-archaeologist-amarnath-ramakrishna-transfer-sangam In late March 2017, Amarnath Ramakrishna, who was heading the excavation at the Keezhadi site in Tamil Nadu, was transferred to Assam. The Keezhadi site has yielded the first-ever evidence of an urban civilisation from the Sangam era. His transfer has furthered the controversy surrounding the site. “Don’t We Need To Know India’s […]

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Sangam-era site at Keezhadi is as complex as Indus Valley, proof of a glorious Tamil civilisation

May 13, 2018

Sangam-era site at Keezhadi is as complex as Indus Valley, proof of a glorious Tamil civilisation In an interview to Scroll.in, Amarnath Ramakrishna, who led the ASI project before he was transferred, talks about why the findings could rewrite history. In 2015, the Archaeological Survey of India team carrying out excavations in Keezhadi, near Madurai […]

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Keezhadi excavation points to Vaigai river civilisation in sangam period

May 13, 2018

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | GOKUL VANNAN PublishedOct 1, 2016, 6:21 am IST UpdatedOct 1, 2016, 6:24 am IST Taking a close look inside the trenches, which are neatly dig out as square pits, would take one into pre-historic times.  Students of Fatima College, Madurai are seen viewing the excavation site at Keezhadi near Sivaganga on Friday. Sivaganga: […]

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Harappa of the South: 10 fascinating images of 2500yr old Sangam-era settlement

May 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 – 17:52   Keezhadi Pallai Sandhaipudur, a small village in Sivaganga has found a page in the history books. The Archaeological Survey of India believes that the village, now an excavation site, was once a settlement dating back to 2500 years ago, to the Pandya era. Around 3000 ancient artefacts have been found […]

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Digging up Madurai’s Sangam past

May 13, 2018

T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Print edition : February 19, 2016 The ASI’s excavations at Keezhadi near Madurai, its largest in Tamil Nadu, have unearthed hard evidence of the city’s existence in the Sangam Age of the Early Historic period. At Keezhadi, a village not far from the southern bank of the Vaigai river near Madurai, the Archeological […]

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Archaeologists unearth remains of ‘Sangam Age’ in a city near Madurai, Tamil Nadu

May 13, 2018

https://www.newsgram.com/archaeologists-unearth-remains-of-sangam-age-in-a-city-near-madurai-tamil-nadu/amp/ A team of 10 archaeologists has been working in Keeladi since 2013 to unravel the remains of a habitation site Keeladi,a small village with a population of around 5,000 people lies in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu Archaeologists have tentatively estimated that it dates back to 200 BCE, and believe it might be […]

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Keezhadi samples older than Christ, confirms lab

May 13, 2018

An analysis of samples collected during an excavation at Keezhadi revealed that they date back to more than 2,000 years, according to Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Dr Mahesh Sharma. Published: 28th July 2017 12:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2017 07:41 AM  | By Express News Service CHENNAI: An analysis of samples collected during an […]

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