Tsunami might have destroyed Harappan port town of Dholavira
Port town of Dholavira in Gujarat, the fifth largest Harappan site, might have been destroyed by a massive tsunami, a study by CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has revealed. Dholavira, the second largest Harappan site located within the present borders...
Over 10,500 years old camping site discovered in Ladakh
The site was unearthed at 14,000 feet above sea level — on the way to Sasar La which leads to the Karakoram Pass. It suggests that humans camped in the area 10,500 years ago. As investigations revealed repeated human activity...
1,000-Year-Old Hindu Temple Excavated In Bangladesh
A rare Vishnu temple with a unique ‘nava-ratha’ architecture has been excavated at Madhabgaon village in Kaharol upazila of the northern district of Dinajpur by a team of archaeologists from Jahangirnagar University.
US Returns 200 Stolen Artefacts Worth $100 M to India
The United States has returned more than 200 ancient artifacts to the government of India. The artifacts were valued at more than $100 million. They had been stolen from religious sites in India and taken out of the country.
Indus era at least 8,000 years old; ended because of weaker monsoon
Due to a recent revelation made by scientists from IIT-Kharagpur and Archaeological Survey of India, time has arrived to rewrite history textbooks.
Chinese, Indian archaeologists Mull Exploring Birthplace of Buddhism
Indian and Chinese archaeologists are discussing a cultural cooperation project in order to trace the spread of Buddhism from India to China. The Institute of Archaeology under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences will collaborate with Indian archaeologists at key...
Evidence Suggests Rakhigarhi Was A Major Harappan Centre
Archaeological findings and scientific data have indicated that Rakhigarhi had been the more important centre of the Indus Valley Civilisation than the townships of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro located in Pakistan. Excavations and the study of the findings have unfolded...
Ancient Buddhist site found in Amaravati
Archaeologists found the remains of a 1st Century B.C. Buddhist site atop a hill in the village of Vaikunthapuram in the Amaravati region of Andhra Pradesh.
Scientists discover 121 possible sites for Ashoka rock edicts
A team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles aided by a computer model, has identified 121 possible sites for Ashoka rock edicts, many of which are in the Deccan Plateau. Currently, 39 Ashokan edicts are known. There...
Cannabis preserved India’s ancient Ellora caves from decay for 1,500 years
For years, the famous Ellora caves in the city of Aurangabad of Maharashtra have evoked curiosity as to just how in the world they have been immune to decay. For 1,500 years! Scientists seem to have an answer, and it’s...