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Brahmi scripts found on Neolithic axes in Kerala

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.

Google releases imagery of Indian heritage sites

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.

ASI opens new circle office in Jodhpur

Union Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch Monday inaugurated the office of the Archaeological Survey of India`s new Jodhpur circle.

Another ancient university`s remains found in Bihar

Remains of an ancient university have been discovered in Bihar, which is home to Nalanda and Vikramshila universities, officials Tuesday said.

Treasure hunt: ASI hits dead end, stops excavation

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.

Unnao treasure hunt: 25 days on no gold found, ASI says pack up

Almost a month after ASI started digging to find gold inside a fort in Unnao, the whole exercise came to an end on Monday, as per reports.

Gold hunt: After flop show in Unnao, ASI may expand excavation area

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is now planning to expand the excavation area after it failed to find any traces of 1000-tonnes of gold as seen by a seer in his dreams.

Unnao gold hunt: Will file case against Charan Das Mahant, says Sharad Yadav

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”.

After Unnao, seer Shoban Sarkar`s dream triggers gold rush in Fatehpur

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.

Gold hunt: Narendra Modi says he respects seer

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.

Unnao gold hunt: Supreme Court refuses to interfere in excavation work

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.

Unnao treasure hunt: `If digging is not accelerated gold will disappear`

Digging to unearth 1,000 tonnes of gold, said to be buried beneath a fort in Uttar Pradesh`s Unnao district, continued for the third day on Sunday.

Gold hunt: ASI identifies two more sites for digging at Unnao fort

The hunt for the 1,000 tonnes of hidden gold continued by for the third day on Sunday with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) identifying more sites at the 19th century fort for excavation.

Working on facts, not seer`s dream: Govt on Unnao gold hunt

Ministry of Culture said that the excavation by Archaeological Survey of India started on the basis of a report by Geological Survey of India and not merely a seer`s dream.

Unnao gold hunt: Now, seer dreams of another 2500 tonnes of hidden treasure

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.

ASI to start excavation for stupas in Bhagalpur

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.

SC seeks reply from Centre, others on PIL on Mahabodhi temple

Supreme Court asked Centre, Bihar government and ASI to respond to petition seeking directions to maintain transparency and accountability in finance and security of Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya.

Kedarnath Temple restoration work from next week

The Archaeological Survey of India will begin restoration work of Kedarnath Temple, damaged by devastating floods in June, from next week and the estimated cost of the exercise will be around Rs 2.40 crore.

CAG asks ASI to update its Conservation Policy

Noting that World Heritage sites were not receiving appropriate care and protection, government auditor has pulled up Archaeological Survey of India for not having a reliable database of monuments.

HC notice to govt, ASI on neglect of Mansar excavation site

The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has issued notice to the Centre, Maharashtra government and the ASI on a PIL alleging neglect by various authorities in maintaining Mansar excavation site near here.