November 09, 2005

Arikamedu archaeological site

Arikamedu has a unique sequence of archeological cultural deposit from Iron Age (300 BC) to French rule in 1800 AD

The 60-acre archaeological site at Arikamedu near Pondicherry will soon get a major facelift. The Hindu covers this development.
"Once the land is leveled, the ASI would start new excavations. For the conservation of the old excavated site and for the new excavations the ASI would spend Rs. 10 lakhs, said T. Sathyamurthy, Superintendent ASI (Chennai Circle),. "HUDCO is expected to start the work by January next year", he added.
I was particularly thrilled to read ""A master plan is also being worked for Senji Fort, near Tindivanam. The idea is to make Arikamedu-Senji-Thiruvannamalai a heritage tourism circuit," he added."
Ideas like this should be encouraged & more such circuits should be developed.

Have a look at, they have a Save Arikamedu Program running. The arikamedu blog gives us more info.

1 comment:

Tangella Madhavi said...


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