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Sanskrit Inscription from 207 AD found in Andhra Pradesh

The earliest inscription of Sanskrit language to have been found from the southern part of India to date has been discovered by the Archaeological Survey of India’s Epigraphy Branch in the Chebrolu village located in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The inscriptions were spotted by local villagers in the presence of some engravings on a ..

Sign Boards in Chinese Language set up at 5 ASI sites in Uttar Pradesh

The Indian Government agency under the Ministry of Culture, the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) is responsible for research work based on archaeology and for the preservation and conservation of cultural monuments in the country.  The ASI has set up signboards in the Chinese language in the five iconic archaeological protected sites in the state of ..

138 Monuments identified as Must-See Monuments by ASI

The Union Minister of State (independent charge) of Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply at the lower house of the parliament, Lok Sabha on Monday, 9th December 2019 informed that the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) has identified 138 monuments from across the country as Must-See Monuments and the information thereof is ..

First Maritime Museum of India to be set up at Lothal

Lothal, a Harappan site of one of the oldest ports in India is located on the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat has been chosen for setting up the first maritime museum, the National Maritime Heritage Museum of India. The Museum will have its own independent research center of underwater archaeology that will work towards an archaeology ..

India partners with Portugal to set up a national maritime heritage museum at Lothal

India has partnered with Portugal to set up a national maritime heritage museum at the ancient Indian site of Lothal in Gujarat. It is likely to come up on the lines of a similar museum at Lisbon, which is administered by the Portuguese Navy. The Government of India (GoI) has allocated a grant for building ..

ASI declares six structures to list of monuments of national importance in 2018

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) declared six structures to the list of monuments of national importance in 2018. These are – the 125-year-old Old High Court Building in Nagpur (Maharashtra), two Mughal-era monuments in Agra — Haveli of Agha Khan and Hathi Khana, the ancient Neemrana Baori in Rajasthan’s Alwar district; the Group of ..

International Dialogue on Civilisation

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in collaboration with National Geographic Society is hosting an international conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations hosted at Delhi, Gandhinagar and Dholavira. This conference is fourth in this series of ‘dialogues’ initiated by National Geographic Society in 2013 with an objective to encourage scholarly ..

India is hosting International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV

The International conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations – IV” has started from October 8 –15, 2017 at Delhi, Gandhinagar and Dholavira. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Union Ministry of Culture are hosting the conference in collaboration with National Geographic Society (NGS). The purpose of the conference is to encourage scholarly and public discourse ..