In Pictures: The Newly Inaugurated Keezhadi Museum In Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated the Keezhadi Museum in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu today (5 March).
The excavations at Keezhadi have pushed back the date of the Sangam era and urbanization in Tamil Nadu to the sixth century BCE.
Earlier, it was believed to have occurred in the second to third century BCE.
Sixth century BCE was the time when the second wave of urbanization occurred in northern India.
The museum, built in the Chettinad style of the region, contains artefacts that have been recovered during the eight rounds of excavation in Keezhadi and its surrounding villages.
Some of the other facilities at the museum include animation videos on themes like manufacturing of beads, sea trade, construction techniques, and a virtual tour of the excavations. Visitors would also be able to transcribe their names into the Tamil-Brahmi script.
A video and a touchscreen facility to learn about the importance of Keezhadi and other important archaeological sites near the Vaigai river has been provided.
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