US Returns 200 Stolen Cultural Artefacts Worth $100 M to India

US Returns 200 Stolen Artefacts Worth $100 M to India

The United States has returned more than 200 ancient artifacts to the government of India. The artifacts were valued at more than $100 million....
indus valley civilization

Indus era at least 8,000 years old; ended because of weaker...

Due to a recent revelation made by scientists from IIT-Kharagpur and Archaeological Survey of India, time has arrived to rewrite history textbooks. A group of...
Ancient Buddhist monasteries near Dhamekh Stupa Monument Site, Sarnath

Chinese, Indian archaeologists Mull Exploring Birthplace of Buddhism

Indian and Chinese archaeologists are discussing a cultural cooperation project in order to trace the spread of Buddhism from India to China. The Institute of...
four Human Skeletons found in Rakhigarhi, Harappan site in Haryana

Evidence Suggests Rakhigarhi Was A Major Harappan Centre

Archaeological findings and scientific data have indicated that Rakhigarhi had been the more important centre of the Indus Valley Civilisation than the townships of...
The Buddhist remains discovered from a hill top at Vaikunthapuram village in Amaravati region.

Ancient Buddhist site found in Amaravati

Archaeologists found the remains of a 1st Century B.C. Buddhist site atop a hill in the village of Vaikunthapuram in the Amaravati region of Andhra Pradesh. A clue given...
Brahmi script on Ashoka Pillar

Scientists discover 121 possible sites for Ashoka rock edicts

A team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles aided by a computer model, has identified 121 possible sites for Ashoka rock...
Rock cut Kailash temple, Ellora Caves

Cannabis preserved India’s ancient Ellora caves from decay for 1,500 years

For years, the famous Ellora caves in the city of Aurangabad of Maharashtra have evoked curiosity as to just how in the world they...
Archeologists Stumble across ruins of a Forgotten Civilization in Mizoram

Archaeologists Stumble across ruins of a Forgotten Civilization in Mizoram

In an incredible discovery, archaeologists from India have come across ruins of a ‘Great Forgotten Civilization’ in Mizoram. A team of archaeologists from Archaeological Survey Of...
Caste System in India

Caste System originated during Gupta dynasty: Study

When did caste become the dominant norm for ethnic communities of a region? 70 generations ago, or nearly 1,500 years ago. Over 1,500 years ago, the...
A sandstone statue of Rishabhanata, from Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, India, in the 10th century A.D., flanked by a pair of attendants. It is valued at approximately $150,000

1,000-year-old Stolen Indian statues recovered from New York auction house

The two sandstone statues—Stele of Rishabhanata and Revanta—are valued at about $150,000 and $300,000 respectively. Two Indian statues that are more than 1,000 years old...

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Konarak Sun Temple

Beauty in ruins: The Sun Temple at Konark

The Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century Hindu temple dedicated to the sun god. Shaped like a giant chariot, the temple is known for the...
Reconstruction of Dholavira

Tsunami might have destroyed Harappan port town of Dholavira

Port town of Dholavira in Gujarat, the fifth largest Harappan site, might have been destroyed by a massive tsunami, a study by CSIR-National Institute...
Over 10,500 years old camping site discovered by ASI in Ladakh

Over 10,500 years old camping site discovered in Ladakh

The site was unearthed at 14,000 feet above sea level -- on the way to Sasar La which leads to the Karakoram Pass. It...
Pataleshwar cave temple

The Rock Cut Cave Temples Of Pataleshwar

Pataleshwar cave temple is one of the most popular rock- cut cave temples of India. This temple is a reminiscent of Ellora and was carved...
Lachit Borphukan

Lachit Borphukan – The Unsung Hero who Stopped Mughals From Conquering Northeast India

Assam was the only State in India which defeated successive attempts at invasion by the Delhi Sultans and the Mughal Emperors. The state survived 17...

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Kumari Kandam- The Lost Continent

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Kumari Kandam is the legendary sunken continent, according to many of the ancient extant Tamil literatures and some of the Sanskrit literatures. Almost 100...
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Ancient Hindu Temples stand on a straight line

In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. He is known as the third element in the Hindu Trinity...
Truth of Nehru Gandhi Family

Truth of Nehru Gandhi Family

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister of modern India, and he ruled the country from 1947 to 1964. He was born on 14th...
Five Hollywood Movies inspired by Hinduism

Five Hollywood Movies influenced by Hinduism

The philosophy behind a couple of super hit movies in Hollywood is based on Hinduism. Hollywood itself has actually been embracing arcane Indian systems...
Indian caste System

Misconception of Indian Caste System

Casteism in India has gotten a lot of criticism, and rightly so. The way casteism is at present should not even exist. We should...

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