Excavation work begins at ancient site in Nalgonda district

Updated by admin on Friday, February 19, 2016 01:19 AM IST

Nalgonda: Department of Archaeology and Museums, Telangana, commenced excavation work at the ancient site (2nd Century AD) located between Pazzur-Yarragaddagudem villages of Thipparthy mandal in Nalgonda district on February 18.

Director of Archaeology and Museums, N.R. Visalatchy, State government advisor, A. Ramlakshman, Deputy Director Archaeology and Museums, P. Brahamachary visited the site to guide the staff.

Assistant Director P. Nagaraju said that the archaeological site was identified in 2001 by Yerramraju Bhanu Murthy, who visited the site following the directions of Ramlakshman, then Commissioner of Archaeology Department. The excavation will be held under the supervision of Director Visalatchy for next 45 to 60 days.

During the visit of higher officials, they would also explore the entire archaeological site spread over 30 acres, locally called as ‘Pati Dibba’, to further examine it, Nagaraju said. The archaeology officials have found antiquities like, terracotta female figurine, beads, bangles, light weight bricks, decorated red ware and blackware pottery, jasper bead, glass bead, stone puzzle, and many others during the exploration at the site so far.


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