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Harappa-like site unearthed in Tamil Nadu; ASI finds around 3,000 ancient artefacts in village

on Wednesday, 06 July 2016. Posted in Inscriptions

According to ASI officials, the drainage system is similar to what was found in Harappan civilisation site.

Harappa-like site unearthed in Tamil Nadu; ASI finds around 3,000 ancient artefacts in village

A signet made of clay with ornamental design was among the about 3,000 ancient artefacts found at the Keezhadi Pallai Sandhaipudur village in this district during an excavation conducted by the team of experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Tamil Brahmi inscription found in Tissamaharama - Sri Lanka

on Sunday, 22 March 2015. Posted in Inscriptions

Tamil Brahmi inscription found in Tissamaharama - Sri Lanka

An early historic inscription in Tamil language and in Tamil Brahmi script, dateable to c.200 BCE, has been found in the archaeological excavations by a German team at Tissamaharama in the south of the island of Sri Lanka.

 

The inscription deciphered by I. Mahadevan as ‘Thira’li Mu’ri,’ which means ‘written agreement of the assembly,’ was incised on an early historic Black and Red Ware pottery.

The Story of the tamil bell

on Wednesday, 18 March 2015. Posted in Inscriptions

The Story of the tamil bell
 

1000-yr-old Tamil inscription found in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

on Friday, 20 February 2015. Posted in Inscriptions

1000-yr-old Tamil inscription found in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

A 1000 year old stone slab containing a Tamil inscription, clearly in the alphabet of the Chola times, was found in Trincomalee while digging for cricket stadium construction work recently.

The medieval Tamil-language inscriptions in Southeast Asia and China

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Inscriptions

The medieval Tamil-language inscriptions in Southeast Asia and China

Early inscriptions written in Indian languages and scripts abound in Southeast Asia. Literacy in the very early states of Southeast Asia - aside from the portion of north Vietnam annexed by China - began with the importing, by local rulers, of modified cults of Buddhism or Hinduism, and the attendant adoption of Sanskrit or Pali language for the writing of religious texts.

More evidence unearthed at ancient port of Muziris

on Sunday, 14 March 2010. Posted in Inscriptions

More evidence unearthed at ancient port of Muziris

Pattanam, a small village located 25 km north of Kochi, is the new pilgrimage spot on the international archaeological map. This quiet place, archaeologists now confirm, was once the flourishing port known to the Romans as Muziris and sung in praise by the Tamil Sangam poets as Muciri.