Archaeology T.N., Kerala to sign up with hands to decipher Keeladi, Pattanam artefacts

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Archaeology A view of the Keeladi excavation site spread over nearly five acres in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu.

A view of the Keeladi excavation website spread over almost 5 acres in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu.|Photo Credit:
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Tamil Nadu and Kerala will team up on interpretation of artefacts that were excavated in Keeladi in Tamil Nadu and Pattanam in Kerala. The exercise will intend to study their resemblances, stated Culture and Archaeology Minister K. Pandiarajan.

The Minister was speaking at the three-day Kerala Cultural Festival, arranged by Kerala federal government in association with Bharat Bhavan and Tamil Nadu Chapter of Malayalam Mission and Malayalee organisations that started on Friday.

Talking To The Hindu on the sidelines of the occasion, he stated that they were planning to work together on sharing of findings.

Kerala Culture Minister A.K. Balan explained Tamil as the mother and Malayalam as her favourite son. He explained how Tamil Nadu had actually assisted numerous Keralites grow and laid out the cultural resemblances in between the 2 States.

” We prepared to hold this program earlier, but due to various factors we might not,” he stated. The Ministers honoured 10 characters who mastered art, literature and socio-cultural felds.

Pramod Payyanur, member-secretary, Bharat Bhavan, said similar programs were held in Delhi and Hyderabad earlier and even in Saudi Arabia.