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Tamil Nadu to construct museum showcasing ancient Tamil civilisation

A museum displaying the life of Tamils who lived on the Vaigai plains in 6th century BCE is set to be built in Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga district.

The museum will exhibit artefacts discovered at Keezhadi and its neighbouring areas in Tamil Nadu, which consisted of six excavation phases. The high specification museum is said to have a budget of over Rs. 122 million (INR).

Over 14,000 artefacts have been discovered during the excavations. The Tamil Nadu archaeology department believe that the cultural deposits uncovered during the excavations could date back to between the 6th century and 1st century CE.

Archaeologists working at the Keezhadi site are said to have discovered 2,600 years old brick wall compositions. In the course of the sixth phase of excavation, the skeleton remains of four minors were also unearthed. The research acquired at the Keezhadi site demonstrates the culture and education of the more than 2,600 years old Tamil civilisation.

(Photo: Keezhadi excavation site:Tamil Nadu government Department of Archaeology)

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