The fourth season of the excavation at Pattanam in Kerala began in February and concluded in June. Pottery, metals, personal adornments, botanical samples and coins were just a few of the important finds.
"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires". These were the words said by revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela. The former South African President died on December 5 at the age of 95. A collection of images from his life. Compiled by Deeksha Vasanth