A jolt from past: A 1,000-year-old Vadnagar earthquake

Published on July 8, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat shares a long relationship with earthquakes due to its position on the seismic fault-lines. But that’s also the reason that this region’s residents, over the centuries, developed methods to counter the impact of the natural phenomenon, indicated findings from the Vadnagar excavation. Dr Siddharth Prizomwala, a scientist from … Continue reading A jolt from past: A 1,000-year-old Vadnagar earthquake

Gujarat: With skeletons, insights tumble out of history’s cupboard from Vadnagar

Published on July 8, 2021 AHMEDABAD: A set of skeletons and mortal remains – dating back 800 to 2,000 years – found from Vadnagar, PM Narendra Modi’s home town, gives a glimpse of ethnography of the region over the centuries and also customs like burial. Dr Niraj Rai, group head of the Ancient DNA Lab … Continue reading Gujarat: With skeletons, insights tumble out of history’s cupboard from Vadnagar

Gujarat: Finds put Vadnagar at par with major Buddhist sites

Published on July 7, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Vadnagar, now famous as the home town of PM Narendra Modi, has again revealed its ancient treasures to experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) – an elliptical (capsule-shaped) structure similar to those at other ancient sites associated with Buddhism, a sealing with the same first words as … Continue reading Gujarat: Finds put Vadnagar at par with major Buddhist sites

Vadnagar’s treasure trove: 7 coin and cowrie hoards found

Published on March 12, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The site of experiential museum at PM Narendra Modi’s hometown Vadnagar, currently excavated and developed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has thrown in numismatic treasures. The team of researchers has found six hoards of coins and one hoard of cowrie shells from the site during excavation. A … Continue reading Vadnagar’s treasure trove: 7 coin and cowrie hoards found

Curating narratives from Ahmedabad

Published on February 26, 2021 Articles to commemorate Ahmedabad's Foundation Day Ahmedabad: One can marvel at the dragon-shaped wooden supports at Harkunvar Shethani ni Haveli signifying the city’s trade links with the East, or the cherubic figurines from the British Raj on several houses in Khadia –but what symbolizes Amdavad? The city, which will turn … Continue reading Curating narratives from Ahmedabad

Gujarat: Archaeology serves Buddhist platter that is two millennia old

Published on February 15, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Archaeological light has been shed on the diet of Buddhist monks at Vadnagar, the hometown of PM Narendra Modi — findings suggest that two millennia ago, monastic cuisine consisted of rice and legumes (peas, pulses, and beans).A team of researchers have authored a paper titled ‘Rice, beans and pulses … Continue reading Gujarat: Archaeology serves Buddhist platter that is two millennia old

Meningitis outbreak forced to close the British district

Published on April 15, 2020 Ahmedabad: A major outbreak of a disease, apprehension of spread among the authorities and citizens alike, discussions to arrest its spread and finally restricting the movement of the citizens – the description reads like Covid-19 but in fact, it was the highlight of 1936 outbreak of meningitis in British-era Kaira … Continue reading Meningitis outbreak forced to close the British district

Glacial river fed Dholavira in Greater Rann of Kutch: Study

Publication date: January 3, 2020 AHMEDABAD: A study of archaeological evidences dating back to 3,800-5,500 years before present era at Dholavira, India's biggest excavated Harappan site, has presented a classic case of how climate change can increase future drought risks as predicted by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says a team of top researchers … Continue reading Glacial river fed Dholavira in Greater Rann of Kutch: Study