Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicArtefacts

Topic: artefacts

Tamil Nadu police has an Idol Wing that’s kinder, gentler and hunts old Bibles, Chola bronzes

Last week, the Idol Wing traced two antique idols of Hindu deities Devi and Ganesha to museums in the US stolen 40 years ago from a temple in Nagapattinam.

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.

After the most important archaeology findings in Keeladi, now come the drawings

Archaeologists have relied on draughtsman Palanivel's drawings to document 5,800 artefacts dating back more than 2,000 years ago that have been dug up in Tamil Nadu.

Vijay Kumar, the art blogger & enthusiast who helped Modi bring back 157 artefacts from US

The US handed over 157 artefacts and antiquities during PM Modi’s three-day visit. India Pride Project co-founder S. Vijay Kumar played a big role in ‘hunting’ these down.

US has highest number of museums but China draws most visitors: Study

Many are familiar with the Louvre in France, the world’s most famous and visited museum. But there are other interesting choices that deserve their place on a bucket list.

Manipur is now on war tourism map. But preserving Koirengei airfield is key

The British call the Battle of Imphal/Kohima against the Japanese its most important. And it wouldn’t have been a success without Manipur’s airfields.

We are only beginning to grasp how much IS looted from Syria. And it’s a lot

During IS’s seemingly unstoppable rise, looted artefacts were said to be a significant source of income for the group.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Illustartion by Manisha Yadav, ThePrint

Protecting the users — what the primary aim of a personal data protection legislation should be

The latest iteration of India’s data protection legislation calls for a reminder of why the country needs a Personal Data Protection Bill and what would make it a good one.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.