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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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Harappa-Like Site Found In Tamil Nadu

May 13, 2018

A signet made of clay with ornamental design was among the about 3,000 ancient artefacts found at the Keezhadi Pallai Sandhaipudur village in this district during an excavation conducted by the team of experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).   According to ASI officials, the ancient settlement at the village, which was on […]

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Pandyan era decorative pot found in Keezhadi

May 13, 2018

A beautifully crafted earthen pot with leaf decoration was unearthed at Archaeological Survey of India’s excavation site at Keezhadi near Madurai in southern India, on Thursday, adding to a repository of evidence pointing to the existence of an urban habitation closer to the erstwhile capital of Pandya kingdom. The exquisitely crafted pot, measuring 72 cm […]

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Tamil-Brahmi on gold bars

May 13, 2018

Print edition : February 19, 2016T+ T- It is a discovery that has not got the attention it deserves. Finding the Tamil-Brahmi script carved on the rock-brow of natural caverns, pottery, coins, metal bangles and rings has become common place, but when it was found inscribed on gold bars even archaeologists were astonished. The discovery was […]

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