Category Archaeology

Chowmahalla Palace : A Piece of Restored History

Modern Hyderabad is a fast paced, sprawling and high-tech city, very different from the languid paced times of Nizams, but traces of the gracious and aristocratic culture with which this ‘pearl city of India’ is associated are easily visible. Older parts of the city still preserves the old-world charm and houses some exquisite historical monuments…. Read More

The Bodh-Gaya Plaque : A Puzzle

This small, about 10cm in size, clay disk (probably dating 600-700 AD) found at Kumrahar (कुमराहार), Patna in 1914. Kumrahar is the area where remains of the ancient city of Pataliputra were excavated. This historic, partly damaged, disk was found at a depth of only 1 ft. 6 inches (45.7cm). It depicts a five-storyed rectilinear… Read More