CPM bats for international museum at excavation site

The CPM on Friday urged the Centre and the state to expand excavation activities at Keezhadi in Sivaganga district and the Centre’s Archaeological Survey of India to set up an international standard museum and also declare it as a protected area.
CPM bats for international museum at excavation site
CPM state secretary K Balakrishnan

Chennai

In a statement, CPM state secretary K Balakrishnan said that the findings of the fourth phase of the excavation at Keezhadi by state Archaeology Department has shown the age of the material excavated as 600 BCE. “This has created a new milestone in the Tamil history. The finding establishes that the Tamil language letters have appeared 600 years before the birth of Christ. Science has also proved the fact that there was a flourishing urban settlement on the banks of Vaigai like the one in Gangetic plains in the 6th century BCE,” he said.

He noted that the Centre has announced setting up of an international standard museum at Vatnagar in Gujarat where the excavation began simultaneously along with Keezhadi. “Similarly, the Centre has declared Sanoli in Uttar Pradesh as a protected area. Even after the excavations and its findings prove that the historic importance of the Keezhadi site, the Centre has not taken any steps to protect it,” Balakrishnan said.

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