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India, Bangladesh to strengthen cultural ties


September 11th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will strengthen cultural exchanges and will improve institutional coordination conservation and restoration, drama, literature, fine arts and performing arts, official sources said ... Read more...

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300,000 tourists flock to terror-hit Swat valley


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) A staggering 300,000 tourists from across the country have visited the picturesque yet terror-ravaged Swat valley in northwest Pakistan since the beginning of Eid, a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Google offers virtual visits to Mexican archaeological sites


August 18th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) Netizens will be able to take virtual strolls through 30 Mexican archaeological sites using Google Mexico's Street View platform, Mexican cultural authorities said.The 360-degree virtual ... Read more...

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Raze illegal construction at excavated site: Court (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday allowed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to remove illegal construction at the purported excavated mosque site near the historic ... Read more...

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Britain returns stolen artefacts to Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Historical artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age (3500 to 1200 BC) that were stolen from Afghanistan and smuggled to Britain have been returned by ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks amendments to archaeological act


July 1st, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has demanded an amendment to the central archaeological act to enable the state to build or renovate structures near ancient and protected monuments, ... Read more...

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Construction near monuments in public interest only: Apex court


January 21st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that construction of buildings in the vicinity of a protected monument could only be permitted in "exceptional" circumstances if public ... Read more...

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Himachal wants curbs on buildings near ancient monuments to go


December 21st, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly here Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution asking for amendments in the central act to enable government institutions and citizens in the ... Read more...

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Holistic understanding of heritage conservation needed: PM


December 20th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said India needed to evolve a more holistic understanding of heritage conservation that combines preservation efforts with the social ... Read more...

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Mexico breaks record for most telescopes pointed at moon


December 5th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Puebla (Mexico), Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) Mexican hobbyists and astronomers broke their own Guinness record by using a total of 2,753 telescopes all around the country to simultaneously observe the moon, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Unesco to help Italy preserve Pompeii


December 1st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) The Unesco will advise Italy on how to best protect one of the world's biggest archaeological sites, Pompeii, where a massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. ... Read more...

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Introducing children to Humayun’s tomb


November 14th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Monday released a guidebook of Humayun's tomb for children in a bid ... Read more...

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Begumpuri mosque to serve as new conservation model: Selja


November 11th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The National Monument Authority, the apex conservation body, is mapping a 14th century Begumpuri mosque here to develop a new conservation model for preservation ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

China began cultivating millet 10,000 years ago


October 16th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) Evidence of glutinous millet's cultivation has been found in the northern province of Hebei that could date back to 10,000 years, said Chinese archaeologists Sunday.Lab results ... Read more...

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Mummy found abandoned in Peru’s capital


September 21st, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) A mummy, apparently of a young woman, was abandoned on a Lima street along with ancient ceramic artifacts, a forensic expert told Peruvian media.The mummified remains ... Read more...

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Unesco asks Libyans to protect archaeological sites


August 25th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 25 (IANS/AKI) The chief of the UN culture agency Unesco has called on Libyans and international antiquities dealers to respect Libya's ancient heritage and prevent looting of the ... Read more...

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Taj Mahal rakes in Rs.19 crore revenue from ticket sales


July 28th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The seventh wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal, is the top draw in terms of tourism revenue, logging a gate entry income of Rs.19,89,49,560 ... Read more...

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ASI urged to launch heritage awareness campaign


May 27th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The government has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to launch a massive public awareness campaign to sensitise people about the law on ... Read more...

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Rethinking heritage conservation in India (April 18 is World Heritage Day)


April 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Conservation of India's millenia old cultural and architectural heritage will be the focus of the third Pupul Jayakar Memorial Lecture organised by the Indian National ... Read more...

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‘Sophisticated’ cavemen ‘had more in common with us than we like to think’


March 26th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A leading archaeologist claims that cavemen were far more sophisticated than their dimwitted reputation suggests.Professor John J Shea, of Stony Brook University, New York, says evidence of early ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New tool can locate buried artefacts


March 9th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Some of the most valuable historic sites and artefacts often lie buried under highways or beneath cities. Now researchers have devised a new tool to "see" ... Read more...

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Egypt to re-open its historical sites on Sunday


February 18th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 18 (ANI): Egypt is to re-open its historical sites on Sunday in a bid to revive its tourism industry after being affected by the political turmoil that ousted President Hosni ... Read more...

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Egyptian pharoah’s statue found in trash after two weeks


February 17th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 17 (IANS) A limestone statue of Egyptian pharoah Akhenaten, one of the eight artefacts stolen during the uprising that brought down president Hosni Mubarak, has been found in a trash ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Google Earth reveals almost 2000 ancient archaeo sites in Saudi Arabia


February 4th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Google Earth has revealed 1977 potential archaeological sites, including 1082 "pendants" - ancient tear-drop shaped tombs made of stone, in Saudi Arabia."It's not the easiest country to break ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Visit Mexican museums, archaeological sites via Google


January 30th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) About 180 Mexican archaeological sites and 116 museums are being made available for virtual visits via the Google Earth platform from any part of the world, Mexican ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Lauding Italian firm on Colosseum, Hindus ask Indian conglomerates to rescue historical sites


January 22nd, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 22 (ANI): Hindus have commended Tod's S.p.A., luxury shoes and goods firm for its reported offer to cover the cost of restoring the Colosseum in Rome (Italy).Its Chairman and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Remains of oldest fruit trees found in Iberian Peninsula


January 16th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Researchers have found that the seed samples gathered over the years at medieval archaeological sites in the historic old quarter of Hondarribia are the remains of the oldest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lice DNA shows humans started wearing clothes about 170,000yrs ago


January 7th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new study following the evolution of lice has revealed that modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to successfully migrate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over 30 ancient shipwrecks found near China coast


December 13th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) Over 30 ancient shipwrecks have been discovered off China's shoreline, the national oceanic body has said. The shipwrecks were found during a research project called 908, the China ... Read more...

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‘Lost civilization’ submerged beneath Persian Gulf


December 9th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A study has revealed that a once fertile landmass now submerged beneath the Persian Gulf may have been home to some of the earliest human populations outside Africa. ... Read more...

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240,000 prehistoric artefacts found in China


November 29th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) Archaeologists in China have unearthed over 240,000 prehistoric relics near the Three Gorges Reservoir in Hubei province, officials said Monday.Since 1992, archaeologists have excavated 1,087 archaeological sites scattered ... Read more...

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More than 240,000 cultural relics unearthed in China


November 29th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed more than 240,000 cultural relics near the Three Gorges Reservoir in China.The Three Gorges Reservoir is on the upper middle-reaches of the Yangtze, China's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green Battalion to protect Guatemala’s national park


November 7th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Nov 7 (IANS/EFE) Guatemala's sprawling Laguna del Tigre National Park, home to more than 3,000 species of flora and about 50 archaeological sites, will be protected by the "Green Battalion", ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Action ‘needed to save archaeological sites threatened by rising seas’


October 28th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists have issued call to action for archaeological sites threatened by rising seas.Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dry English Weather Leads To Archaelogical Finds


September 1st, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The dry start to the summer has turned out to be a good one for the archaeologists as hundreds of ancient sites have been discovered with ... Read more...

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