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‘Awareness on archaeology on the rise after Keeladi discovery in Tamil Nadu’

CHENNAI: Commissioner of archaeology T Udhayachandran on Saturday said a series of archaeological discoveries in Tamil Nadu in recent years has triggered an enormous interest on the subject in the state.

Addressing the gathering after inaugurating a workshop on the Traditional Arts organised by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) here as part of International Museum Day, Udhayachandran said his department was receiving umpteen number of calls over excavations.

“We are flooded with calls about possible locations for excavations from different parts of Tamil Nadu following a series of archaeological discoveries, including Keeladi,” he said.

Around 13,600 artefacts were unearthed from Keeladi archaeological site in Sivaganga district during four excavations. The artefacts date back to around 2,000 years.

In his address, ASI Chennai circle superintending archaeologist A M V Subramanyam said steps would be taken to organise temporary exhibitions with new themes in Fort Museum here every year.

News credit : Indiatimes