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J&K Police Appeal People To Stay Away From ‘Processions’

The J&K Police have appealed the people to stay away from processions “to avoid loss of life or injury”.In a statement issued from the Zonal Police Headquarters Kashmir, a police spokesperson said, “It has been observed that militants make...
by Writer-South Asia on Aug 26, 2016

Buddhist remains unearthed in Andhra Pradesh

Buddhist remains on a mound called ‘ Ernamma Pallu Dibba’ on the rear side of the Zilla Parishad High School at Ghantasala in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.were unearthed on Sunday. The Buddhist remains which were uneart...
by The Archaeology News Network on Aug 5, 2016

Buddhist relics found on Krishna river bank

Third century Buddhist relics have been found at Pondugula on the right bank of the Krishna River in the Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Buddhist pillars carved with half lotus medallions and floral designs, datable to the Iksh...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 15, 2016

70 graves discovered at Iron-Age site in SW India

Archaeologists have not just discovered 70 burials from the Iron Age in Koppa, Karnataka, they have, for the first time, shown that people also lived near burials and cultivated ragi and paddy crops. Koppa is an early Iron Age megalithic burial site,...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 29, 2016

Top 4 South Asian Destinations for First-time Backpackers

The Happy Nomad Backpacking is an unbeatable way to explore a new destination. It enables you to discover a place as a local, mingle with various people, connect with the culture, and absorb a new way of... by Amit Saxena | Top 4 South As...
by The Happy Nomad on Jun 22, 2016

US returns more than 200 stolen artefacts to India

The US today returned over 200 cultural artifacts estimated at $100 million to India at a ceremony, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Washington DC. The Jain Figure of Bahubali is seen here in this undated file photo  [Credit: U.S. I...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 9, 2016

1,200 year old temple found buried in Odisha sand

Buried artefacts of the 8th Century are emerging during renovation work of the Bateswar temple near Rushikulya rookery in Ganjam district of Odisha, on India's the eastern coast. The recently-discovered 8th century temple in Ganjam district of Odish...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 8, 2016

Indus Valley civilisation much older than thought

Climate change was probably not the sole cause for the collapse of the Harappan civilisation in the Indus-Ghaggar-Hakra river valleys, say Indian scientists in a breakthrough study, highlighting that the the Harappans “did not give up” despite th...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 2, 2016

1st Century BC Buddhist remains found on hill in Amaravati

A clue given by residents of Vaikunthapuram, located in the capital Amaravati region (Andhra Pradesh), led veteran archaeologist E. Siva Nagi Reddy to Buddhist remains of 1st Century BC atop a hill in the village. The Buddhist remains discovered fro...
by The Archaeology News Network on May 20, 2016

EARTHQUAKES - Nepal, the Reconstruction Blockage

"How politics got in the way of needed Nepal earthquake relief" PBS NewsHour 4/25/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  One year ago, the first of two massive earthquakes ripped through Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people.  Some $4 billion of assistance w...
by Mage Soapbox on May 2, 2016

Rare Nepali textile finds suggest Silk Road extended further south than previously thought

The first results of textile and dye analyses of cloth dated between 400-650 AD and recovered from Samdzong 5, in Upper Mustang, Nepal have today been released by Dr Margarita Gleba of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of...
by The Archaeology News Network on Apr 3, 2016

Evidence of Buddhist monastery found

A treasure trove of historical evidence of immense heritage value has been by found by archaeologists at the Vommili village of V. Madugula mandal in the Visakhapatnam district recently. The historical evidence found in the trial excavations in Visa...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 26, 2015

Basaveshwara: The 12th Century Visionary and Total Revolutionary Progressive Activist

English: A distant view of KudalaSangama temple.It is in Bagalkot district of Karnataka,India.This is the place where a renowned Kannada poet and revolutionist "Krantiyogi" Basavanna achieved his "Samadhi". (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Dr. Basav...
by Washington Bangla Radio on Nov 13, 2015

Green Party: Modi visit likely to deepen wounds and heighten tensions

The Green Party of England and Wales has said that the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UK has the potential to deepen wounds within the South Asia population around the world and heighten tensions within India itself. Tony Clarke,...
by wembleymatters on Nov 12, 2015

13th century hero stones discovered near Tirupattur

Faculty members of the Department of Tamil, Sacred Heart College in Tirupattur, discovered two ‘hero stones’ believed to be from the 13th century. Professor Mohan Gandhi, head of the PG department told Express that the stones were identified at K...
by The Archaeology News Network on Oct 13, 2015

Mughal gateway collapses in North Delhi

Rapid urbanization and authorities' neglect seem to have caused irreparable damage to some of Delhi's heritage structures. An early 18th century gateway built by Maldhar Khan, Nazir during the reign of Mohammed Shah, collapsed in north Delhi on Sunda...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 11, 2015

Looted Indian statue recovered

A stolen bronze Indian religious relic worth an estimated $1 million was recovered Wednesday by federal customs agents as part of a continuing investigation into a former New York-based art dealer. The item recovered this week is a Chola-period bron...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 9, 2015

Vijayanagar edict found at Kandavara

An inscription of emperor Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagar Empire has been discovered at Kandavara near Kundapur of Udupi district. Prof T. Murugeshi, associate professor in Ancient History and Archaeology, MSRS College, whom the temple authorities...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 9, 2015

200-year-old Dutch shipwreck discovered off Anchuthengu Fort in Kerala

A Dutch ship that had sunk off Anchuthengu (Anjengo) in the district in January 1752 has been identified as the Wimmenum, built two years previously at the Dutch East India Company Wharf in Amsterdam. The rusted bow of the sunken Wimmenum [Credit: R...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 9, 2015

Ancient idol unearthed in Tenali

In a significant discovery, an ancient idol was unearthed in Mukkollupadu village of Tenali in Krishna district on Sunday. The idol is believed to be dating back to somewhere between the second and sixth centuries and it was found while members of a...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jul 9, 2015


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