Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Archaeology

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.

The tale of two Ayodhya archaeologists who changed the way we dig up India’s Hindu history

Archaeologists excavated Ayodhya on a number of occasions, not to search exact location of Ram’s birth place, but to practice tradition-based archaeology.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.