Remains of Harappa like civilization found in Tamil Nadu

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Published on: 30 May 2016 5:30 AM GMT
Remains of Harappa like civilization found in Tamil Nadu
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Madurai: A massive scale on an ancient urban centre that lied buried at Pallisanthai Thidal in Sivganga district of Tamil Nadu is emerging, ASI sources said.

  • The structure after structure is surfaces from under the soil, they added.
  • The settlement at Keeladi village could be as large as the ones in Harappa and Mohenjo Daro.
  • The excavations reveal a well-built urban centre with many amenities.
  • After exploration works on the Vaigai riverbed in 2013-14, the office of the superintending archaeologist, excavation branch VI in Bangalore, shortlisted Keeladi village for excavation.
  • The mound where we are excavating is of 3.5 km circumference in 80 acres of private agricultural land.
  • The current excavation works will go on till September this year.
  • The excavation is lending much credence to the narrative in Sangam literature that throws light on the ancient Tamil way of life.
  • The literature speaks volumes about the public and personal lives of rulers and the people of Tamil Nadu some 2000 or more years ago.

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