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Archive for April, 2009

1400-year-old Lakshmi Deity Found in J&K

Posted by Stephen Knapp on April 19, 2009

The Hindu [India], April 12, 2009

This shows the original and ancient Vedic connection that the area of Kashmir has always had. A rare granite sculpture of Goddess Lakshmi, believed to be 1,400 years old, has been found at Waghama village along the river Jehlum in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. The sculpture, that was found by the farmers a few days ago, has been taken in possession by the state Archives and Archeology department and its antiquity and artistic details are being studied, its Deputy Director Peerzada Mohammad Ashraf said on Sunday. He said the farmers stumbled upon the image when they were digging a field in Waghama-Bijbehara, 45 kms from here. They kept the image with them but some villagers tipped the local police who recovered it and handed it over to the archaeology department. The image is seven inches high and 4.5 inches wide and is seen as one of the most important findings of the year, Mr. Ashraf said.


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City archaeologists discover Harappan graves

Posted by Stephen Knapp on April 19, 2009

The Times of India, 9 Apr 2009

A team of archaeologists from the Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute is back from Haryana where they stumbled upon a record 70 Harappan graves at a site in Farmana, discovering the largest burial site of this civilization in India so far. It is an extraordinary archaeological finding. A big housing complex that matured during the Harappan era was discovered by these archaeologists who have been working in this little known village for the past three years. The archaeological team here uncovered an entire town plan. The skeletal remains belong to an era between 2500 BC to 2000 BC.

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