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Indian Institute of Heritage

The Union Minister of Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel recently reviewed the proposal to set up Indian Institute of Heritage. About Indian Institute of Heritage Indian Institute of Heritage is a proposed institute under the Ministry of Culture. It was announced as part of the Budget 2020-21. It is to be set up in accordance ..

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Dhaba stone tools

The recent unearthing of ancient tools from Dhaba in North India suggest that early humans in India might have survived the Toba super-volcanic eruption. Where is Dhaba located? Dhaba, from where the stone tools were uncovered, is in Madhya Pradesh. It is located in the Middle Son River Valley. The stone tools are from around ..

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44,000 years old Painting found in Indonesia Cave

A 44,000 years old painting was discovered on the wall of a cave in Indonesia. The art appears to show a buffalo being hunted by creatures like a part-human, part-animal holding possibly ropes and spears. The finding was presented by archaeologists from the Brisbane based Griffith University in the journal Nature. This is not the ..

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Tony Joseph wins Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize

New Delhi based Journalist and English author, Tony Joseph won the 12th edition of Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. Tony Joseph won the award for his book ‘Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From’ which tells about the story of origins of the first humans who occupied the Indian subcontinent ..

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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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