February 6, 2010
The Purana Qila, in the spring of 1947, was transformed into a venue for delegates for the Asian Relations conference …recalls L.C. Jain »
January 25, 2010
Archaeological excavations and research should be conducted at Aditchanallur, Poompuhar and Korgai, which would help throw light on history of ancient Tamils, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister K.
January 20, 2010
Three temples in Thanjavur and Ariyalur districts, namely the Brihadisvara temple, Iravateswarawamy temple and the Big temple at Gangaikondacholapuram built by the great Chola kings have bee...
December 29, 2009
I wish to thank The Hindu for carrying an editorial on Rajarajesvaram, commemorating the millennium year of the Brihadisvara temple built by the Chola emperor, Rajaraja I (Dec. 28). I...
November 14, 2009
He could have been selling bhuttas, the roadside joy so common in the Indian sub-continent. But in Paris, on a dark, misty evening, he only sells miniature replicas of the Eiffel Tower and colourfu...
November 7, 2009
Last week I referred to two scholars I had met the previous week. A third out-of-town scholar I met that week was one whom I went to hear, Dr. Bryan Wells. He was speaking on a subject I know next...
October 17, 2009
Despite the long chill in relations between India and Pakistan over the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, two Indian art restorers are working to save a Pakistani art treasure.
October 3, 2009
The first volume of dictionary on inscriptions, prepared by Indian Council of Historical Research, would hit the stands by year-end, a member of the council has said.
Around 4,500 c...
September 25, 2009
The Big Temple in Thanjavur has the best preserved Chola period murals that date from the time of the construction of the monument.
September 22, 2009
The new ruins of Great Wall of China discovered by the archaeologists shows that wall is longer than expected and stretches eastward by 11 kilometres.The newly discovered section, built duri...
February 6, 2010
Sisupalgarh, of Mauryan vintage, stands neglected today on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, with encroachments mushrooming all over the site. Can it be saved before it gets ‘developed'?
January 22, 2010
For more than 150 years, seven generations of P.H. Hormis Tharakan’s Parayil family have gone to the St. Raphael’s Church, established in 1859 by his forefathers, at Ezhupunna ne...
December 30, 2009
A Tiruvarur based NGO has demanded that the Tiruvarur Thiagaraja Swami temple be brought under the control of the Archaeological department to protect its tank, temple car and rare antique jewels f...
December 1, 2009
In the post-modern world where ‘borrowings’ are acceptable and the concept of ‘global-local’ is commonplace, the suggestion that contemporary Indian sculptors should conside...
November 11, 2009
A Chinese gold mining company is being investigated for causing serious damage to one of the oldest sections of the Great Wall of China.Hohhot Kekao Mining Co. is suspected of destroying ab...
November 3, 2009
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which maintains the Big temple here, has submitted a proposal to state Government for improving the moat around the temple at a cost of Rs. 1 crore.
October 4, 2009
Archaeologists have discovered a smaller prehistoric site near Britain’s famous circle of standing stones at Stonehenge.
Researchers have dubbed the site “Bluehenge,”...
September 29, 2009
A rock engraving, indicating clear remnants of Harappan culture, has been found in the Edakkal caves in neighbouring Wayanad district, linking the Indus Valley civilisation with South India.
September 23, 2009
Israeli archaeologists say they have uncovered a ritual bath in Jerusalem that was likely used by Jewish pilgrims coming to the temple two millennia ago.The bath is located next to the T...
September 17, 2009
The 400-year-old Badshahi Ashoorkhana was cleared of all illegal structures.In a predawn swoop, the revenue and state archaeology department officials descended on the historic monument...