Archaeological News


Varnam - A Topical Blog on India
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Take a look a the history archives; there are many excellent articles on recent archaeological findings in India.

Lost City could rewrite history

cambayThe remains of what has been described as a huge lost city may force historians and archaeologists to radically reconsider their view of ancient human history.

UP village offers a fresh clue to solve a Harappan puzzle
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remainsThe remains found in western UP. SINAULI, NOVEMBER 17: For thousands of years, the fields of Sinauli in western Uttar Pradesh hid their secret well. But now its past is out in the open. Beyond the village's brick lanes and lounging buffaloes, a burial site of the Harappans dating back to about 2,600 BCE has finally given up its dead... FULL STORY

Unearthing Historical Vestiges
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dwarakaCredited with path-breaking excavations of the Harappan port of Lothal and the submerged city of Dwaraka and the `decipherment' of the Indus script, the renowned archaeologist and scholar Prof. S.R. Rao continues to work on the Indus script and marine archaeology with indomitable spirit and energy...




Earliest writing found
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The first known examples of writing may have been unearthed at an archaeological dig in Pakistan.So-called 'plant-like' and 'trident-shaped' markings have been found on fragments of pottery dating back 5500 years...