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Cairn Circles

Cairn Circles A megalith is a large prehistoric stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. Cairn-circles are the prehistoric stone row which is a linear arrangement of parallel megalithic standing stones. Recently, the State Department of Archaeology, Chennai has identified 250 cairn circles from the Kodumanal excavation site in Tamil Nadu. This is for the first time that 10 pots and bowls were discovered from the site, in

Committee for Studying Saraswati River

Committee for Studying Saraswati River The Central Government reconstituted an advisory committee for studying the mythical Saraswati river for the next 2 years. Advisory Committee on Saraswati River: The Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) set up the Advisory Committee for the Study of the River Saraswati in 2017 for 2 years. Aim was to study the mythical Saraswati river and draw up a plan to identify its basin and define its path. The committee, now reconstituted, is

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

About Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) The “regular monitoring” is done by the Archaeological Survey of India to assess the damage to its monuments by any atmospheric agents and the natural causes. About archaeological survey of India      It is the premier institution in India for archaeological research. ASI is an attached agency of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India. The ASI is headed by a Director-General and is headqu

Anang Tal Lake

Anang Tal Lake Image Source - Journals of India The Anang Tal Lake in South Delhi has just been recognized as a monument of National significance by the Ministry of Culture through a gazette notification. Important National Monuments The Archaeological Survey of India designates the Monuments of National Importance (ASI). The preservation, promotion, and protection of the Monuments of National Importance fall under the purview of the Indian union government. According to t

Buddhist Caves found at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

Buddhist Caves found at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Following an exploration exercise this year, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) reported 26 Buddhist caves in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. About The caves date from the 2nd century BC to the 5th century BC and are associated with the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. For the first time since 1938, the exploration was held in the region. These discoveries would be roughly contemporaneous with the Ajanta c

Megalithic Burial Sites

Megalithic Burial Sites Recent research indicates that Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati district is home to the largest number of anthropomorphic burial sites. An anthropomorphic site is one that has an image of a human body over its megalithic graves. A megalith is a massive stone that has been utilised, either alone or in conjunction with other stones, to build a prehistoric construction or monument. Megaliths were built as memorials (non-sepulchral) or as places of remembra

Keeladi Findings

Keeladi Findings A report on the discoveries at the Keeladi site from the Sangam era was just released by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). A thorough report on the discoveries made during the first two phases of the excavation at the Sangam-era site and their relevance has been provided by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Also, the Keeladi Site Museum will soon be built in Sivaganga and will contain many of the more than 18,000 artefacts that have been discovered thus

1300-year-old Buddhist Stupa found in Odisha

1300-year-old Buddhist Stupa found in Odisha A 1,300-year-old stupa was recently found by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in the Jajpur district of Odisha at a Khondalite mining site. That is where the Khondalite stones for the Puri, India, beautification project surrounding the Shree Jagannath Temple from the 12th century came from. What conclusions has the ASI reached? Initial evaluation revealed the stupa may be 4.5 metres tall and date to the 7th or 8th centur


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