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Archaeological Survey of India


No sculpture of Konark Sun Temple has been replaced, says ASI

February 12, 2020 12:24 pm

A twitter user had earlier tweeted a collage of two images, saying that the sculptures of Konark Sun Temple had been reportedly disfigured under the pretext of restoration.

Telling Numbers: Most ASI-protected temples in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

November 26, 2019 7:23 am

The largest number of Hindu temples under the ASI’s protection is in Karnataka, followed by Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh.

World Heritage Week 2019 begins today: Everything you need to know

November 19, 2019 2:11 pm

The heritage sites celebrating the week include Qutub Minar, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Delhi Red Fort, Delhi Darwaza, Bhadra Gate among others.

Artefacts recovered from abroad go on display at Purana Qila this week

August 28, 2019 2:46 am

This is the first time more than 50 such items will be on public display, an ASI official told The Indian Express.

Whose fort is it anyway?

June 03, 2018 9:01 am

No matter who decides to adopt it, the Red Fort needs to be restored — to the people. Subsequent acts over the past decades in the name of conservation have reduced the historic value of the fort.

Private firm still to firm up plans, ASI moves in to restore Red Fort

May 29, 2018 3:51 am

Even though the MoU with the Dalmia Bharat group was signed more than a month ago, nothing has taken off so far on ground. As per the MoU, the group promised to provide drinking water kiosks, benches and signages in six months’ time.

Kanheri caves: An ancient tale left untold

April 11, 2016 1:39 am

Kanheri, credited with the largest number of cave excavations on a single hill, is a ticketed monument protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Recreating lost history: Archaeologist maps 235 cannons of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s era

December 21, 2015 3:41 am

A dossier prepared by archaeological researcher Sachin Joshi could give the ASI a much-needed shot in the arm. The dossier has mapped 235 cannons from Chhatrapati Shivaji’s era.

The unmaking of history

October 15, 2015 6:06 am

From the beginning, the ICHR has been beholden to the political and historical beliefs of whoever was in power. This aspect of its leadership has not changed.

From Nataraja to Yogini Vrishanana, 13 antiques India did bring back

August 10, 2015 5:32 am

In contrast, 131 major antique items have been stolen in the last 20 years. In the 29 months from January 2013 to May 2015, there have been 13 thefts, with nine taking place in Karnataka alone.