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Department of Archaeology Publication “Keeladi” Book Release

September 19, 2019

Thiru K. Pandiarajan, Hon'ble Minister of Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture released the Department of Archaeology publication on the title "Keeladi - An Urban Settlement of Sangam Age on the banks of River Vaigai" in both Tamil and Englis...

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Revamped Website Launch

September 19, 2019

 Revamped Website Launch for the Tamil Nadu State Department of Archaeology was done by Hon'ble Minister of Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture Thiru. K. Pandiarajan...                                                                     

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Newly declared Protected Monument - Entire Hillock of Andi Malai

May 19, 2017
Villupuram

The Jain edifice which includes Jain Sculptures, Beds and Inscription (10th century CE) on the Andi Malai hillock in Solavandipuram Village, Tirukoilur Taluk, Villupuram District is declared as protected Monument of this department as per GO (MS)N...

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Newly declared Protected Monument - Cave Temples at Vallam Village

October 31, 2016
Kanchipuram

The Pallava period Rock-cut temples namely Sri Karivartharaja Perumal Temple, Siva Temple and Sri Vedhandheeswarar Cave Temple in Vallam village which is 3 km from Chengalpattu Taluk, Kanchipuram District, are declared as protected Monument of Sta...

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Excavation

September 16, 2016
Ramanathapuram

In the year 2015-2016, the Government have sanctioned a sum of Rs. 10 Lakhs to conduct excavation at Pattaraiperumbudur of Tiruvallur District. The excavation reveals the politicalsocio-cultural significance of these historical places in ancient T...

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Monthly Lecture

Tamil Nadu State Department of Archaeology has been conducting Monthly Lecture  by inviting experts from various disciplines of Archaeology like Archaeology, Epigraphy, Art and Architecture, Numismatics, Tamil, History etc.,  to get to know their...

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Copying Inscriptions

Epigraphy is the study of inscriptions on Rocks, Pillars, Temple walls, Copper plates and other writing-materials like Stones, Metals, Potteries, Woods, Palm leaves, Clothes, Conch shells, Mural paintings and Coins. It is one of the most fascinati...

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