Thursday, Aug 08, 2002
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By Our Special Correspondent
A piece of Sangam period pottery with Tamil Brahmi inscription of 2nd century BC, recently unearthed by the Archaeology department at Mangudi in Tirunelveli district.
A copper coin of the early Nayak period was also found. A potsherd with a Tamil Brahmi inscription was unearthed at a depth of 1.08 metres. It was on an earthen plate broken into three pieces. Fourteen letters were found inscribed on the base of the plate in a circular shape. As the other portions were missing, the full message could not be read. The plate was donated by ``Aadhan eiyanai of kurumangalam''. Palaeographically, these letters could be assigned to the second century B.C, according to an official press release.
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