Ancient Culture

ASI digs out historical jewels which throws light on the era of ‘Mahabharata’

History is something which cannot be limited only on papers; it can be found anywhere, anytime. Likewise Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavated and found out such historical jewels which have glorified our eyes. ASI has found out “royal burials” with remains of chariots dating 2000BC-1800BC which means nearly of Mahabharata Age...

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Unique 1,800-year-old colorful mosaic uncovered by Israeli archaeologists

Excavations always have had a niche in studying the ancestors and the lifestyle they lived. A unique mosaic was discovered in the ancient Israeli city named as Caesarea National Park...

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Look at these copper plates which still tells Indo-Israel relation sagas

Maintaining foreign relations is a very crucial part of every country. A good relation with other countries yields good fruits for one’s nation. But this maintaining relation is not a new concept if one says that is centuries old then? yes it is true as below is the proof, the picture shows nearly 1600 years old copper plate which welcomes a Jewish leader to India...

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International Hindi Day: Moment to spread awareness for the condition of our Matru Bhasha

Each and every nation has its own national and official language. It might one or more. But in a secular nation like Bharat, there is no national language but we have our official language as Hindi. Hindi is the most spoken language in the country. Along with this, each state has one more official language like Gujarati of Gujarat, Marathi of Maharashtra, Tamil of Tamil Nadu and so on...

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Blend of Ancient and modern Indian education system can only guide for better living: Dalai Lama

Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama stressed on inclusion of ‘Old Indian Knowledge’ to the modern education which is immensely useful in modern times. As the modern world is suffering from ‘emotional crisis’ it is very necessary to built a bridge between the ancient Indian and modern Indian education systems...

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Leela: Exhibition which is a Setu between Ramayana and You

An exhibition on Ramayana Tradition which presents that Ramayana is not merely a retelling of the story of Dasharathi Rama, but explores some fundamental categories of Indian thoughts such as brahman, shabda, dhvani, nama, rupa etc. is held till December 28...

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Ram Setu, not a myth; it's man made: claims Science Channel show

India's historical places like mythological river Saraswati, Shree Krishna's underwater city of Dwarka,35 sites in northern India of Mahabharata era and much more are questioned by the Leftist Historians as myths...

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PM Narendra Modi to unveil statue of social reformer Sri Ramanujacharya

Making the auspicious occasion of Ramanujacharya’s Sahasrabdi (1000 years anniversary) Telangana state government will be erecting a humongous statue of the veteran social reformer. According to media reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the grand function in April 2018...

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Visit the archaic past of the world’s leading ‘culture’ destination, ‘Design Museum’ of London

Museums can often conjure up painful memories of bored schoolchildren surrounded by old, dusty artefacts. But visitors to London's Design Museum should fret not, for it has been named the world's number one destination for catching up on a bit of culture...

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1,500-year-old mosaic uncovered underneath pilgrims’ hostel in Jerusalem reveals the 550 AD era

Did you know that early human ancestor called ‘Lucy’ was 3.2 million-year-old? Shocking, right? In fact, there are many ancient art and artefacts that still lie deep inside the earth bed. But one such archaic 1,500-year-old mosaic floor with a Greek inscription has been discovered in Jerusalem’s Old City recently. It is a rare discovery of an ancient relic and an historic document in one. ..

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Incredible India! Villagers in a remote village of Meghalaya call each other by “caller tune” instead of name

India is really incredible from every aspect. Music is so much embedded in the lives of Indians that a village in Meghalaya uses a particular tune to call others. Yes, the villagers of Kongthong don’t use the name to call each other but uses a whistling tone to communicate. Each of the 627 villagers has a unique tone. The unique tune is called 'Jingrwai Lawbei'...

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami releases Korean version of "Thirukkural"

Fulfilling the poll promise of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today unveiled the Korean translation of the classic "Thirukkural". In 2015, late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had announced in the State Assembly that "Thirukkural" would be translated into Korean language at a cost of Rs 36 lakh...

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Dalai Lama praises India, says can give knowledge of spiritualism apart from modernism

Today the world needs education of love, sympathy and friendship and not materialism. India can give the world knowledge of spiritualism also apart from modernism said Dharmaguru Dalai Lama at a Narmada Seva Yatra programme in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. While praising the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan the Religious Leader said that Shivraj has done a commendable job in the field of environment and water conservation through the Narmada Seva Yatra in the state. He said that the ..

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UNESCO finally inscribes 'Yoga': India's ancient wisdom recognised as a Global Heritage

"Never ever happened before! After Yoga inscription, entire conference does Yogic breathing." are the words of Ruchika when UNESCO inscribed Yoga as a 'Human Treasure'...

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4000 year old Bronze Age pottery jug found during an excavation in Israel

Around 4000 year old Bronze Age pottery jug showing a seated person, apparently deep in thought, has been discovered at an archeological dig in Yehud, Israel quoted Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in a statement. Experts say that the image looks similar to a Canaanite version of Rodin's "The Thinker". The figure is wearing a hat with its chin resting on its hand, the elbow of the other arm rests on one knee and the hand of that arm rests on the other knee and was found in a grave...

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Archaeologists discover ancient Egyptian mummy in a tomb at Luxor

A millennia-old mummy discovered by Spanish archaeologists near southern Egyptian town of Luxor, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on Sunday. A coffin was found with a mummy inside in a good condition and is believed to have belonged to a nobleman, Amenrenef, who was "a servant of the royal household" by Antique ministry. "The Spanish mission working at the Millions of Years Temple of ancient Egyptian King Thutmose III uncovered the tomb at the external part of the southern wall of ..

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Nation is all set to spectator the auspicious day of Maha Ashtami

All are set to witness the auspicious day of Maha Ashtami.  It is also known as Durga Ashtami. The eighth day of Navratri  is celebrated with hundreds of yagna. On this day Goddess Kali defeated asuras Chanda, Munda and Rakt..

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Indian Heritage Cities Network discusses efforts to boost India's rich heritage

India is popular for its rich heritage. The tourists from across the globe visit India and have always appreciated the country for its diverse colours through its culture and heritage. With widening scope of tourism in India, it has become a necessity to develop and preserve these heritage sites. On account of this, a two day conference on Heritage Cities was inaugurated by M.Venkaiah Naidu in the capital on Thursday. ..

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Archaeological Survey discovers ancient camping site near Ladakh dating back to 8500 BC

An ancient camping site dating ninth millennium BC has been discovered by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), on the way to Saser La which leads to the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh. Dr. S.B. Ota, Joint Director General of ASI, while exploring in Nubra valley during 2015-16 observed both sides of hill and valley as the serpentine road, and gradually climbed along the Saser Stream. After covering a distance of about 22 km, he noticed a section, exposed due to road construction, showing successive ..

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Ancient Nalanda University declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Nalanda Mahavihara, the ancient India’s Vedic learning university has been declared as World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday. The decision was taken by the World Heritage Committee in its 40th session held in Istanbul, Turkey...

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Indus Valley Civilisation older than Egyptian, Mesopotamian civilisations

The Indus Valley Civilisation which is believed to be more than 5000 years old, has proved to be much older than the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilisations. ..

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Archaeology department conserves 2000 year-old Egyptian mummy using advance techniques

The department of Archaeology and Museums began preventive conservation of a 2,000 year-old Egyptian mummy preserved at Telangana State Museum using unique and scientific techniques. It is done with an aim of stopping the decaying of the mummy. The preserving technique involves CT scan and X-ray examination which is used for the first time on a decaying mummy in India. “Whatever (use of techniques) has been done here would be the first time in preservation project for human remains and a mummy in ..

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Ministry of Culture launches NOAPS; a web portal of National monuments authority

Union Minister of Culture and Civil Aviation Dr. Mahesh Sharma on Tuesday launched web portal of the National monuments authority called “NOC Online Application and Processing System (NOAPS)”. Keeping in view the directive of Prime Minister regarding ‘e-Governance’ and ‘Ease of Doing Business’, the National Monuments Authority has developed this online Web Portal. The Portal has used the technology and expertise of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), who are in the process of mapping of 3686 ..

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New research lends credence to authenticity of Ramayana

Contrary to the opinions expressed by many a western scholars and their Indian followers about the historicity of Ramayana and Mahabharata, the recent study and research conducted by anthropologists from Estonian Biocentre and the University of Delhi proved that the events of Ramayana had happened in reality thousands of years ago and they are not just the description of some mythological imagination...

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My mind is filled with Nalanda thoughts. I consider Indians as my Guru traditionally, historically

Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel peace prize winner Dalai Lama, who is on his maiden visit to Gujarat on Thursday said he considers Indians as his "Guru"...

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Egypt Unearth 3,000-year-old tomb

The Egyptian-French archaeological mission working at the Ramesseum temple in Luxor discovered the tomb of Karomama, divine wife of ancient Egyptian god Amun, the Egyptian antiquities ministry said in a statement Thursday...

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Heritage status demanded for Vrindavan

The world's tallest Krishna temple under construction, numerous religious shrines, forests and historical holy ponds, a living cultural entity with a distinct identity, visited by millions of people round the year: Vrindavan - the abode of the much-loved and playful Hindu god Krishna - is crying for heritage town status to preserve its rich traditions and physical assets...

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Archaeologists unearth Byzantine Age compound near Jerusalem

Archaeologists uncovered a large Byzantine Age compound west of Jerusalem, with a rarely preserved oil press, a wine press and a mosaic, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Thursday...

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Ethiopia names its Dream liner as Taj Mahal

In what is being seen as a recognition of the heavy traffic generated on its routes to the Indian subcontinent, the flagship carrier of the East African nation of Ethiopia has named its newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner after India's most famous monument...

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Supreme Court on keys of Padmanabhaswamy temple

Amidst reports that a box in one of the vaults of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple containing treasure was found open, the Supreme Court was told Wednesday that to avert repetition of such a situation, the keys of the vaults should be entrusted to the district judge...

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World's oldest weather report found in Egypt

If you thought weather prediction was a recent phenomenon, you would be in for a surprise if told that weather prediction was done in ancient Egypt some 3,500 years ago!..

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Udhampur's ancient Krimachi Pandava temples face neglect

The tall claims of the state government to promote cultural heritage and tourism have been exposed as the centuries-old Krimachi Pandava temples here are without road connectivity...

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Tourism in medieval South India a highly-developed activity: Historian

Tourism was a highly-developed economic and cultural activity in South India during the medieval period with even people from Kashmir in the far north ventured deep into the region to support temples and cultural activities, an expert in the field says. ..

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President to inaugurate World Zoroastrian Congress in Mumbai

President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress (WZC) here Friday when he arrives on a two-day visit to Maharashtra, it was announced here Thursday. ..

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Ancient Mayan city had industrial salt processing plant

An industrial salt processing plant of the Maya pre-classic period in Guatemala, which once produced as much as 24,000 tonnes of salt annually, has been discovered...

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Minority appeasement : Hundreds of Crores spent on restoring Delhi Tombs and Mughal places

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated ‘refurbished’ tomb palace of Humayun in Delhi on Wednesday, while ironically enough the forts and places related to grand kings like Shivaji lay un-attended despite the repeated calls from history lovers and local citizens. Hundreds of Crores of Rupees have been spent on the restoration of Humayun’s tomb along with many other tombs and other Mughal related places over last six years. The work started in 2007...

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Now Govt to trace origin of mighty Vedic Saraswati river

Answering in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, The Minister of State V. Narayanasamy told the Indian lawmakers that the Indian government has made efforts to trace the origin of the Vedic Saraswati river and has also constituted a committee for this purpose. For years denouncing any references in Indian mythology under the pressure of Communist ideologues, the Government now seems to realize that Hindu mythology is actually a factual documentation of a well-cultured human civilization. ..

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Haryana may be a home to older, larger Harappan-era site

A village in Haryana might be sitting on top of a rare archaeological site that is older and larger than Mohenjo-daro, perhaps the best-known human settlement of the Indus Valley civilization...

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Vast Mayan city discovered in Mexico jungle, carvings similar to Ganesha found

Archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown Mayan city in the southeastern state of Campeche, which for its vastness and characteristics is believed to have been a seat of government some 1,400 years ago...

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