Vaibhav Choudhary

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Archaeologists Discover One Of Rome's Lost Jewish Cemeteries

This week, Italian archaeologists revealed that 38 graves were recently uncovered in the Trastevere district of the city of Rome. As Italian newspaper <i>Il Messaggero</i> initially reported, these skeletons were found within a Jewish necropolis. The discovery further reveals the oft-overlooked Jewish …

Brahmi Script

The Brahmi script is the earliest writing system developed in India after the Indus script. It is one of the most influential writing systems; all …

A Visual Glossary of Hindu Architecture

<b>Adisthana</b> <b></b>- the decorative raised platform on which a temple is built.<p><b>Alasa</b> <b></b><b>kanya</b> - a decorative female figure.<p><b>Amalaka</b> - a large fluted stone disc …

Parthian Empire

The <b>Parthian Empire</b> (247 BC – 224 AD), also known as the <b>Arsacid Empire</b> was a major Iranian political and cultural power in ancient <b>Iran</b> and <b>Iraq</b>. Its …

Silk Road

The <b>Silk Road</b> or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries were central to cultural interaction through regions of the <b>Asian</b> …

Eighth century Jain Temple discovered in Maddur

1/07/2015 04:00:00 PM<p>A Jain temple was discovered by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) at Arathipura near Chandragiri Shravanappa Betta in K M …

Archaeology: ‘Mughal era’ coins found at Khanewal mausoleum

<b>MULTAN: Archaeology officials on Monday claimed to have discovered 67 bronze coins from the Mughal era during restoration of the mausoleum of Hazrat</b> …

800 year old idols unearthed at Ongole

12/31/2014 05:00:00 PM<p>Three antique idols and a hero stone belonging to the medieval period have been unearthed, according to State Archaeology …

Revisiting the origins of the Harappan civilisation

3/31/2015 06:30:00 PM<p>A recently concluded academic meet called ‘The Indus-Sarasvatī (Harappan) Civilisation vis-a-vis The Ṛigveda’ focused on …

10th century sculpture of Buddha found in Thanjavur

1/31/2015 07:30:00 PM<p>A headless sculpture of Buddha, dating back to 10th century AD, has been found at Manalur village in Thanjavur district. It was …

Bronze Age artefacts unearthed in Rajasthan village

2/01/2015 06:00:00 PM<p>Artefacts such as perforated jars, shell bangles, terracotta beads, shells and the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli, different …

Large, Rare Statue Portraying the Death of Buddha Unearthed at Ancient Bahmala Stupa Site

Two rare and ancient Buddha statues have been unearthed at the Bhamala Stupa site in Pakistan. The largest ever statue found at the site depicts the …

Roman artefacts found in Vellalore

3/07/2015 06:30:00 PM<p>An archaeological team from Tirupur unearthed a 2,100-year-old Roman silver coin and 1,700-year-old copper coins in Vellalore in …

Exploring the Indus Valley's Secrets

<i>This article is part of an ongoing series surveying archeological and historical sites across Asia. For the introduction to this series,</i> <i>please see</i> …

The Mughal Dynasties

Francis Robinson looks for the distinctively tolerant and worldly features of Mughal rule in India and that of the related Islamic dynasties of Iran …

Four Harappan-era skeletons found near Hisar

<b>5,000-yr-old treasure</b><p>The skeletons of two adult males, a female and a child have been found from a cemetery at Hisar’s Rakhigarhi …

Rare discovery pushes back Iron Age in India

5/18/2015 06:00:00 PM<p>Iron Age may have come into existence in Telangana much before the rest of the world. At least that's the conclusion reached by …

The Tomb of Humayun: The Garden Tomb that Inspired the Taj Mahal

The first garden-tomb that was constructed in India was the spectacular Tomb of Humayun devoted to the second Mughal Emperor. So magnificent was the …

Aihole

Aiholi (Ayyavole) was an ancient walled city in Karnataka, central India. Aiholi was the first regional capital of the Karnakata region under the …

Ancient History

Excavations show Harappan site died as Saraswati river dried

5/22/2015 05:30:00 PM<p>The Indus Valley civilisation, popularly known as Harappan civilisation, has been a puzzle for several decades now. But with the …

Bhubaneshwar

Bhubaneshwar (also spelt Bhubaneswar, Bhubanesar and Bhuvanesvar) is a city located in the Orissa district of north-eastern India and flourished as a …

Hinduism

Pandya dynasty temple, fort unearthed near Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu

6/18/2015 09:00:00 PM<p>A team of experts from the Department of Archaeology has unearthed a badly damaged portion of a temple and a fort constructed by …

Indus Valley Civilization

The Indus Valley Civilization was an ancient civilization located in what is Pakistan and northwest India today, on the fertile flood plain of the …

Harappan harbours of big business

7/09/2015 06:00:00 PM<p>Dholavira and Lothal two of the best known Harappan sites in Gujarat were perhaps the only major ports of the ancient …

Vijayanagar edict found at Kandavara

7/03/2015 10:00:00 PM<p>An inscription of emperor Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagar Empire has been discovered at Kandavara near Kundapur of Udupi …

Taxila, the lost civilisation

7/18/2015 06:30:00 PM<p>A cluster of buildings, covered with lush green weed, in the Pakistani city of Taxila is the treasure trove of a lost …

A dead city beneath a living village in southern India

8/21/2015 09:30:00 PM<p>As we enter the lush coconut farm at Keezhadi, a small hamlet in Sivaganga district, the tall trees sway in the breeze. But …

Ancient civilization: Cracking the Indus script

Andrew Robinson reflects on the most tantalizing of all the undeciphered scripts — that used in the civilization of the Indus valley in the third …

Pandyan era decorative pot found in Keezhadi

9/04/2015 06:30:00 PM<p>A beautifully crafted earthen pot with leaf decoration was unearthed at Archaeological Survey of India’s excavation site at …

Gupta Empire

The Gupta Empire stretched across northern, central and parts of southern India between c. 320 and 550 CE. The period is noted for its achievements …