The annual "Heritage Week" observed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has just ended in the Taj city but most people gave it a miss, while activists mourned the conditions of monuments under threat by rampant neglect and encroachment by squatters.
The Delhi High Court on Monday the asked Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the DDA to ascertain the veracity of allegations regarding illegal constructions inside a historic mosque here and pass a "speaking" order on the plea.
A senior archaeologist has found engravings and and Brahmi scripts on some artifacts collected from the surroundings of Kottaman Thodu near Kaladi in Ernakulam district belonging to the Neolithic period.
Enthusiasts can now explore 360 degree online imagery of 30 Indian heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Red Fort, which were released by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Google.
A month after the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) began excavations in Daudiya Kheda area here following a seer`s claim that 1,000 tonnes of gold was buried at the site, officials on Monday stopped the dig after hitting a dead end.
While the entire nation remains hooked to Unnao where the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is currently digging an old fort in search of 1,000 tonnes of gold apparently dreamt by a local seer, Janata Dal (U) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said that he will file a case against Union Minister Charan Das Mahant for spreading “superstition”.
Days after seer Shobhan Sarkar`s dream reportedly prompted the ASI to excavate the remains of an old fort in Daundia KIhera village in search of gold, the saint`s second vision of another 2,500 tonnes of gold buried in the Fatehpur district has made the locals throng the area in large numbers.
Days after criticising the gold hunt in Unnao, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that he respects the seer, Shobhan Sarkar.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere in the ongoing Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavation for gold supposed to be buried under the ruins of a 19th century fort in UP`s Unnao district, saying it cannot pass an order on the basis of assumption.
Even as the archaeologists are digging under a 19th century fort in Uttar Pradesh to hunt for the hidden 1,000 tonne of gold that a seer dreamt of, the saint has come up with yet another claim that even a bigger treasure is buried in the state.
The ASI will soon start excavations to find Buddhist stupas of Pala dynasty believed to be existing near the ruins of the ancient Vikrashila university in Bihar`s Bhagalpur district, an ASI official said today.