Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Archaeology

Ashoka University claims it uncovered ASI’s “major find” in MP tiger reserve before them

The university has written to the Culture Minister regarding lack of acknowledgement, ASI says never claimed to be first. Studies have significant differences.

Stalin’s archaeology push in Tamil Nadu is the stuff of culture wars. Experts have a warning

Stalin-led DMK govt’s push for archaeological work has reignited conversations around Tamil pride and antiquity. But researchers are concerned.

An ancient people, lost to time? Mystery of giant sandstone jars found in Assam

Researchers from Indian and Australian universities found 65 jars scattered across sites that may have been used for funerary rites. Findings published in journal Asian Archaeology.

China now loves archeology. It has more to do with politics than excavations

Xi Jinping’s new Silk Road is being established through excavations as well. China wants to prove the reach of its history – from Tibet to Central Asia.

Egypt excavates 3000-year-old ‘Lost Golden City’ in Luxor, complete with a bakery & cemetery

Formally called Rise of Aten, the town dates back to reign of King Amenhotep III, who ruled between 1391 & 1353 BCE. Discovery considered most significant find since Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922.

Stone image of Durga, Nataraja idol & more — 36 antiques ASI recovered from UK, US, Australia

Union Ministry of Culture and Tourism says all antique items recovered over the last 5 years were given voluntarily by the museums and related authorities.

What lies beneath the JNU campus in Delhi

In ‘JNU Stories’, Mudit Trivedi writes about the archaeological landscape of the JNU campus and the 100,000-year-old historical finds in it.

Yes, she did — New findings show prehistoric women hunted too

For decades, it was assumed that prehistoric men were the hunters. But a prehistoric skeleton of a teenager in America says otherwise.

The Class of Taxila — how Mortimer Wheeler set up the first Indian archaeology school

In ‘Archeology and the public purpose’, Nayanjot Lahiri writes on the gap between govt departments & universities bridged by The Taxila School of Archaeology.

Teeth to dirt: Archaeological discoveries are happening faster than ever before

Researchers can now answer when Asian rats arrived as castaways on Africa-bound ships to the microbes left by a monk’s kiss on a page.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.