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Saraswati

Saraswati<p>12th century AD, Chauhan Period<p>Place of Origin: Pallu, Bikaner, Rajasthan<p>Sarasvati, the goddess of learning, music, eloquence and faculties of mind is essentially a Vedic deity, the Rig-Veda itself alluding to her as ‘Vak’ and the Atharva-Veda attributing to her even a form. The goddess was subsequently adopted in Buddhist, Jain and Brahmanical pantheons. While the Buddhist and Jain pantheons went for her transforms, all being subordinate deity-forms, the Brahmanical pantheon …

Mother Goddess

Mother Goddess<p>3rd Century BC, Mauryan Period<p>Place of origin: Mathura, Uttar Pradesh<p>National Museum, India

Barlows’ Knoll after first day’s battle, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, northwest of town. July 1, 1863

<b>Barlows’ Knoll after first day’s battle</b>, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, northwest of town. July 1, 1863

The Gordon Bennett motor race in Ireland: From the archive, 2 July 1903

<b>Dublin, Wednesday night.</b><p>The weather is at its best in Dublin, and everyone is hoping that the great race of to-morrow will be run under such …

Skull found in Australia challenges Captain Cook claim

A skull found on the banks of a river in rural Australia is believed to date from the 1600s and has challenged the view that Captain Cook was the first white person to set foot on the country’s east coast.<p>Carbon dating showed the skull belonged to a Caucasian male and had an 80 per cent chance of …

Archaeology