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