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ASI discovers Buddha engravings in Arunachal

6/29/2014 09:00:00 PM<p>A team from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has recently found two engravings of Buddha in Tawang district of Arunachal …

Did the river Saraswati, mentioned in the Vedas, really exist?

Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge in Hindu mythology. The river Saraswati also has a unique place in Vedic literature. However, in modern India, …

The Mahabharata: a Literary Treasure For All Ages

BANGALORE : Maharshi Veda Vyaasa’s magnus opus, the Mahabharata, is a gigantic work of enduring value and significance. A master in the very best …

Prof sees Harappan script in Hampi

Historianscall for caution in reading too much intohilltop paintingsnear heritage site<p>This could turn out to be one of the biggest archaeological …

Archaeology

Largest Stone Age flake tool in India found

10/28/2014 06:00:00 PM<p>In a significant discovery, archaeologists have found a huge flake tool dating back to the Stone Age period on the bank of …

Jewellery of the Indus Valley Civilisation unveils stories of the past

Some may dismiss jewellery as mere knick-knacks for women. But ornaments, like art, architecture, coins or pottery, are historical and cultural …

Jewelry

Remnants of 11th century temple found in Bhubaneswar

12/02/2014 07:30:00 PM<p>The Archaeological Survey of India has found remnants of an ancient temple near Lingaraj temple here in the city. “The temple, …

14th century bronze idols discovered

12/11/2014 09:00:00 PM<p>T. Murugeshi, associate professor in ancient history and archaeology, M.S.R.S. College, Shirva, recently found two bronze icons …

Ancient burial urns surface on stream bed in southern India

1/04/2015 07:00:00 PM<p>Several urns in which bodies of the dead were interred in ancient times by tribal people on Thandigudi hill surfaced on the bed …

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 …

Buddhist Relics of 3rd Century Unearthed

HYDERABAD: Seventy three years since preliminary excavations were first carried out at the Phanigiri hillock in Nalgonda by the Archaeology …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Archaeology

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> …

Archaeology

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ancient History

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 …

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 …

Ancient History

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 …

DNA could solve mystery of the Indus Valley civilization that ruled Asia during the Bronze Age

He points to the rocky mounds looming over a huddle of brick houses, a herd of black buffalo and a few stunted trees.<p>The rising sun burns off a chill mist over the north-west Indian plains.<p>A low rise was a fortification, Chand says, and a darker patch of red earth hides the site of an altar. Nimbly …

Buddha's remains may have been discovered by Chinese archaeologists

Have archaeologists discovered Buddha's remains? Skull bone found in 1,000-year-old shrine could belong to the enlightened one<p><b>Archaeologists made the</b> …

Archaeology

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 …

Decoding this script could crack the mystery of the Indus valley civilization

A mysterious script could help solve the mysteries of one of humanity's oldest civilizations.<p>The Indus River Valley civilization site is as important to archaeologists as ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. Covering an 500,000 square mile region along the Indus River and its tributaries in …

Indus Valley civilization could be older than Egypt and Mesopotamia

The Indus Valley civilization is considered one of the oldest in the world and now archaeologists believe that it might be even older than earlier …