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College students unearth burial urn at Thillaiyadi

College students have unearthed parts of a burial urn at Thillaiyadi in Nagapattinam district. Tarangambadi Tahsildar Elangovan said 20 students and six professors undertook a field study at Thillaiyadi and surrounding areas on Wednesday.

College students unearth burial urn at Thillaiyadi
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“At Thillaiyadi, they found pieces of pottery at a depth of about 8 ft and alerted the revenue department,” the Tahsildar said. Pieces of the urn are being examined and exact details about antiquity would be known only after analysis by experts. 

The Cauvery Delta in Nagapattinam district, particularly Tarangambadi, Thillaiyadi, Poompuhar, Mayiladuthurai and nearby villages are believed to have served as great centres for human settlement even during the pre-historic periods. Pottery and urns belonging to pre-historic periods have been unearthed from many places in this area in the past.

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