Ancient copper sword discovered in China

October 1st, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) A copper sword dating back to over 2,200 years has been discovered in eastern China, a media report said Saturday.The design and shape of the sword ... Read more...

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Andhra police drive reveals 40 fake degrees from Bihar

August 9th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) Thanks to Andhra Pradesh police's verification drive, 40 degrees and provisional certificates issued in the name of a Bihar university have been found to be ... Read more...

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Gupta empire era sites restored in Madhya Pradesh

July 19th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Many monuments of the Gupta dynasty era in the ancient archaeological site of Eran in Madhya Pradesh have been restored by the government, the ministry ... Read more...

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Serbians rally to show support to quake-hit Japanese

April 11th, 2011 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, April 11 (IANS) Over 3,000 Serbians participated in a rally to express their support to the Japanese people who have been struggling with the consequences of devastating earthquake ... Read more...

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X-ray technique peers beneath surfaces of artefacts

March 26th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Researchers say that striking discoveries in archaeology are being made possible by strong beams of X-rays.A report showed how X-ray sources known as synchrotrons could unravel an artefact's ... Read more...

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National Museum opens door to visually-impaired

February 28th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The National Museum here has put in place a system to enable visually-impaired people to walk through and appreciate art -- becoming the first museum in India ... Read more...

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WWI soldiers’ autograph book found in Cambridgeshire

January 24th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A book containing inscriptions written by World War I soldiers has been discovered in Cambridgeshire.The autograph book, which was written at a military hospital more than 90 years ... Read more...

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Egypt unearths 4,500-year-old tomb

October 19th, 2010 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 19 (IANS) A 4,500-year-old tomb of a priest was discovered close to Egypt's Giza Pyramids, Xinhua reported Monday.The tomb dates back to Egypt's fifth dynasty (2,513 B.C. to 2,374 ... Read more...

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Grand Canyon National Park 2010 Quarters now on sale

September 22nd, 2010 - 1:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Grand Canyon National Park Quarters 2010’s bags and rolls started selling today at noon ET in the United States.The bags are being sold by the United States ... Read more...

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Malaysian IT consultant to digitalise heritage Tamil inscriptions for posterity

June 28th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 28 (ANI): A globetrotting Malaysian-born information technology (IT) consultant, Subhashini Tremmel has embarked on an ambitious initiative to preserve ancient Tamil heritage in digital format.Tremmel, currently residing in ... Read more...

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Advanced technique being used to decipher Maya glyphs

May 31st, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Mexico City, May 31 (ANI): An advanced technique known as Reflection Transformation Imaging (RTI) is being applied for the first time on Maya sculptures in Mexico to document the ancient monuments.Carlos Pallan ... Read more...

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Roman altar stones unearthed at Scottish cricket ground

April 24th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.25 (ANI): Roman altar stones dating back almost 2000 years have been found at a cricket pavilion in Musselburgh, East Lothian.According to the BBC, the stones are being described as the ... Read more...

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Ancient Gulf cities go virtual

April 23rd, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, April 23 (IANS/WAM) History and archaeology enthusiasts can now move through the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) "virtual" ancient cities at the click of a mouse. The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) has launched ... Read more...

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Door To Afterlife Found In Egyptian Tomb

April 3rd, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Cairo, Apr 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In what can be termed as a wonderful archaeological discovery, a group of archaeologists have found a door to the afterlife and its origin can ... Read more...

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Inscription Shows Bible Was Written Earlier Than Known

January 17th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some interesting facts about the exact date of the authorship of the Bible has come to light, thanks to an Israel based researcher, Professor Gershon Galil. ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama says, peace of mind comes through religious faith

January 16th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Vadodara (Gujarat), Jan 16 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama emphasisng on Buddhism said attainment of peace of mind is possible through religious faith, and Buddhism could be one of the ... Read more...

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Set up epigraphy institute in Tamil Nadu: Karunanidhi

December 14th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi Monday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to set up the proposed Indian National Institute of Epigraphy in the state. In a letter ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu archaeologists take up digitisation of ancient scriptures

December 3rd, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Dec.3 (ANI): The Department of Archaeology in Tamil Nadu has taken up the digital documentation of ancient and historical manuscripts, including inscriptions on stones and thus preserve them.At the outset, the ... Read more...

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Four arrested with antiques worth Rs.2 crore

October 9th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Four men were arrested in the capital while trying to sell bronze sheets, with inscriptions of Quran, worth Rs.2 crore (Rs.20 million), police said Friday. Shakeel Ahmed, Imtiaz, ... Read more...

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Ancient Jews used human skulls in ceremonies despite ban

April 14th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, April 14 (ANI): New archaeological evidence has emerged which suggests that ancient Jews used human skulls in ceremonies, despite a strict prohibition on touching human remains.According to a report in Haaretz ... Read more...

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Ancient statue discovered in pyramid during cleaning

February 25th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 25 (DPA) Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old statue as they carried out routine cleaning work at one of the Giza pyramids. The 149-centimetre-long statue was found Tuesday buried just 40 ... Read more...

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Book released on spread of Buddhism in China

February 13th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari released a book entitled ''China: a search for its soul, leaves from a Beijing diary'' authored by Poonam Suri here on Friday. ... Read more...

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Chinese bone inscriptions discovered to be 1000 yrs older than previous finding

January 26th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Recently discovered bone inscriptions in a province in China have been analyzed to be approximately 1000 years older than those found in another area in the ... Read more...

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Lack of space paves way for double-decker graves in UK

November 15th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): In a bid to tackle a shortage of space, human remains are to be exhumed and re-buried deeper in the ground in double-decker graves, it has been ... Read more...

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Sixteen important medieval graves discovered in Cyprus

November 13th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Nicosia (Cyprus), Nov 13 (ANI): The Antiquities Department of Cyprus has uncovered sixteen important medieval graves during excavations at the 12th century Georgian monastery near Gialia village in the Paphos district.According ... Read more...

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Labourers unearth gold coins in Maharashtra school

November 8th, 2008 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Nov 8 (IANS) Labourers digging at a school campus in Maharashtra stumbled upon a minor treasure -- a cache of 847 gold coins of an unknown period, bearing inscriptions in Greek ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover nine ancient Roman columns on riverbed

October 22nd, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Oct 22 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered nine ancient Roman columns believed to have originally lined the most important Roman road into the Balkans, on a riverbed in northern Italy.According to ... Read more...

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Sand replica of Shah Jahan’s dagger on Puri beach

April 16th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Puri, April 16 (IANS) Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik has created a 10-foot long replica of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's dagger at Orissa's Puri beach. The original dagger, which dates back to 1629-30, ... Read more...

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Shah Jahan’s dagger sells for 1.7 mn pounds

April 10th, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by admin
London, April 10 (IANS) An elegant personal dagger carried by emperor Shah Jahan was sold at a London auction for an astounding 1.7 million pounds - more than three times the expected ... Read more...

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Mughal emperor Shah Jahans rare dagger expected to fetch PS500k at auction

April 8th, 2008 - 10:42 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 8 (ANI): A rare gold-encrusted dagger of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the world famous monument Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife, is expected to fetch ... Read more...

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Beyonce strips to a pair of tight jeans for new ad

December 23rd, 2007 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Beyonce Knowles has stripped down to just a pair of jeans, and nothing else for a new photo ad for her clothing range.The advert features the Crazy In ... Read more...

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