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ASI finds 2,000-year-old trade center in Andhra Pradesh

The ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) recently discovered that the present-day state of Andhra Pradesh had a maritime center near the banks of Swarnamukhi river around 2,000 years ago. Highlights The excavations were performed at the state’s Gottiprolu that began in December, 2018. The ASI unearthed brick-built structures in varied shapes. The sizes of the ..

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World’s oldest known natural pearl discovered on Abu Dhabi Island

The oldest known natural pearl in the world was discovered recently off the coast of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Abu Dhabi archaeologists working at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island. It has been dubbed as ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’. It was discovered in soil layers that have been radiocarbon dated to 5,800-5,600 BCE, ..

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Indus Valley inscriptions were written logographically: Research

A recent research paper has claimed that majority of Indus Valley inscriptions were written logographically (by using word signs) and not by using phonograms (speech sounds units). This paper titled Interrogating Indus inscription to unravel their mechanism of meaning conveyance was published in Palgrave Communications, a Nature group journal. It mainly focused on understanding how ..

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Vice President releases book titled Vivekadeepini

Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu releases a book titled ‘Vivekadeepini’, a concise book of aphorisms (a memorable expression of a general truth or principle) initially written by Adi Shankaracharya, one of India’s greatest spiritual and literary geniuses. About Vivekadeepini This short book is a summary of Prashnottara Ratnamalika written by Adi Shankaracharya. ..

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China goes gentle on Belt and Road Initiative

The Chinese government is trying to put up a gentler face on its huge plan for recreation of old Silk Road at a summit where it explained that it has to do more to explain the program and hence boost sustainability even as the state-led media hit at the critics. The Belt and Road Initiative ..

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