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4,000-year-old bone ornaments found in southern India

A collection of 50 carved bone ornaments has been found in India. Shaped precisely like a rhombus with round holes in the middle and circular indentations, these are thought to have been used as jewellery. Samples of the artefacts are being analysed at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in

1,400-year-old Buddha statue found in India by students

Students from Utkal University have uncovered a 1,400-year-old statue of Buddha in eastern India. The 1400-year-old idol was first found by Utkal University student Dakhineswar Jena of Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology beneath a banyan tree. After Jena discussed with his Assistant Professor Anam Behera, a team of

1,125-year-old inscription discovered in India

An inscription dating back 1,125 years has been found in the Arunachaleswarar Temple. Confirming that the seven line inscription belonged to the Chola-Pallava transition period, a retired archaeologist of Tamil Nadu Archaeological department said that the name of Bana chieftain, Vayirameganar, one of the titles of the Pallava King, was mentioned

40-ton capstone found in India

A 40 capstone to an ancient megalithic burial site has been found near the village of Neremetta, India. “We can safely say that this is the largest capstone found in South India and one of the largest in the country. We can’t say it’s the world’s largest as there could be

1,000-year-old rock art found in India

Rock art believed to date back to the 10th-century A.D. has been found in southeastern India. Drawn in white pigment, the art is found on the walls of a rock boulder perched on a hillock. One of the paintings is identified as that of a female warrior holding a lance in both

Harappan workshops excavated in India

A 5,000-year-old Harappan industrial production center has been excavated in Northern India. AS far as Harappan sites go, it is the odd one out. The settlement had no fortification walls, no streets cutting at right angles, no citadel where the ruling elite lived, no middle town which housed the residences of

Buddhist monastery found in India

Structures resembling a Buddhist monastery have been found in the ancient city of Vadnagar in India. “The latest excavation revealed structures resembling monastic cells. However, only further excavation at the site would help establish whether the structures were part of a monastery or were secular in nature,” Superintending Archaeologist of ASI

Nearly 40,000 cannonballs unearthed in India

Nearly 40,000 cannonballs have been found in India when workers stumbled across them while digging a trench for electricity cables at Fort St. Angelo. "It is a really huge harvest of cannonballs, and now the task is to preserve it after segregating and chemically treating the balls," said Superintending archaeologist T