Friday, Dec 02, 2022

Archeological Survey of India


Axes, scrapers, handmade tiles — latest finds in excavation near Chennai

September 26, 2022 8:36 pm

While scholars see it as a crucial chapter in bridging the gap in Tamil history, ASI officials said it was significant as they had discovered some Sangam age artefacts from Natham Medu too, 40 km north west of Chennai city.

Govt felicitates Army's Chinar Corps in Kashmir for preserving ancient site

March 11, 2022 9:58 pm

The site hosts several excavated figurines tracing back to the 2nd century - in the form of two large monolithic rock shiva lingams, seven Gandhara-style sculptures and a huge rock carving of the feet of a monolithic statue.

Centre to revive ASI’s underwater wing for explorations in four states

February 24, 2022 7:55 pm

Established in 2001, it has remained defunct since 2011 due to ‘lack of experts’ at the helm.

Delhi: In disrepair, Begumpur mosque awaits some help

September 15, 2021 5:39 pm

On Monday, William Dalrymple, author and historian, tweeted a photo of the mosque saying: “The roof of the Begumpur Masjid just collapsed in the rain due to ASI neglect. With better management, this vast medieval wonder could still be a major revenue-earning tourist site. Instead, it's being allowed to collapse and disappear.”

Lucknow: ASI notice to police over ‘changes in heritage zone’

September 21, 2020 4:00 am

The Satkhanda police outpost was built in the 1990s at the gate of the Chota Imambara. The outpost was damaged during the anti-CAA protests in the area in December last year, police officers said.

Over 800 ASI monuments which have places of worship to open from June 8

June 07, 2020 8:00 pm

The culture ministry has decided to open only those monuments where religious events take place, like the Nila Mosque at Hauz Khas enclave, the Qutub archaeological area, and Lal Gumbad in Delhi, among others.

Part of 19th century jail wall dug up at hospital in Delhi

August 18, 2019 4:00 am

The portion of the underground wall, with arches, is now surrounded by red bricks, muddy water and tarp.

Taj Mahal preservation: SC irked at UP govt for filing draft of vision document, not consulting ASI

July 26, 2018 2:15 pm

The Supreme Court directed the center and the UP government to identify specific officers and authority in charge to maintain the Taj Mahal and the redevelopment of the Taj Trapezium Zone.

If Rome Colosseum can be adopted by pvt company why not Taj Mahal: Tourism Minister

July 17, 2018 8:53 pm

The Supreme Court had last week came down heavily on the Centre and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for not being able to protect the iconic Taj Mahal, issuing a warning it will "shut it down" and the authorities should "demolish or restore" the structure.

This is what it takes to keep the Taj Mahal standing

June 26, 2018 12:10 pm

That’s what it takes every year to keep the Taj Mahal standing, says the ASI. But with the Supreme Court recently pulling up the organisation for failing to protect India’s most treasured monument, Sowmiya Ashok and Divya A travel to Agra and find the Taj a little yellowing, a little bruised, but hopelessly romantic for a 360-year-old.