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  • Documentary on Krishna to be Dubbed in Eight Languages

    Bangalore, Aug 28 (PTI) A documentary that explores the archaeological, astronomical and other evidences to claim the existence of Lord Krishna is set to be dubbed in eight Indian languages besides Spanish and German. "Krishna: History or Myth", made by UK-based nuclear medicine physician Manish Pandit captures the beliefs of Krishna worshippers on one hand and juxtaposes it with archaeological, historical and astronomical evidences on the other, to make the point that he "existed in reality and not merely in the imagination of devotees and scripture writers.

  • Two-Day Debate on Aryan Invasion vs. Migration

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The debate over the so-called Aryan invasion of India was at the core of an international conference, “The Sindhu-Sarasvati Valley Civilization: A Reappraisal,” held Feb. 21 and 21 at Loyola Marymount University here.

  • 1400-year-old Laxmi Deity Found in Jammu and Kashmir

    Srinagar (PTI): A rare granite deity of Goddess Laxmi, believed to be 1,400 years old, has been found at Waghama village along the river Jehlum in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The sculpture, that was found by the farmers a few days ago, has been taken in possession by the state Archives and Archeology department and its antiquity and artistic details are being studied, its Deputy Director Peerzada Mohammad Ashraf said on Sunday.

  • New Finds Take Archaeologists Closer to Krishna

    The conch and the Sudarshana Chakra are unmistakable. Although the figures do not match popular images of Kirshna sporting a peacock feather, archaeologists are convinced that the coins are of Krishna.

  • Ancient Monument to the Soul Discovered in Turkey
    In a mountainous kingdom in what is now southeastern Turkey, there lived in the eighth century B.C. a royal official, Kuttamuwa, who oversaw the completion of an inscribed stone monument, or stele, to be erected upon his death. The words instructed mourners to commemorate his life and afterlife with feasts “for my soul that is in this stele.”
  • Scholar Finds Mayans 'Path Through Hell'

    TZIBICHEN CENOTE, Mexico (Nov. 9) - Legend says the afterlife for ancient Mayas was a terrifying obstacle course in which the dead had to traverse rivers of blood, and chambers full of sharp knives, bats and jaguars. Now a Mexican archaeologist using long-forgotten testimony from the Spanish Inquisition says a series of caves he has explored may be the place where the Maya actually tried to depict this highway through hell.

  • 1400-yr-old Monastery Unearthed
    KOLKATA: A 30-foot-high mound in a nondescript Bengal village, which has spawned many a legend and mystery, may yield one of the biggest archaeological finds in the country. The remains of a huge yet exquisite monastery are emerging from the sands of time. Archaeologists believe it is one of the missing monasteries mentioned in Hiuen Tsang's memoirs that was yet to be found. The monastery reportedly dates back to the seventh century - the time when the Chinese Buddhist monk made his 17-year walk across India.
  • 100,000 Year Old Human Skull Found

    An almost complete human skull fossil that could date back 100,000 years was unearthed in Henan last month, Chinese archaeologists announced Tuesday.


  • Archaeologists Uncover 2500-year-old Civilization in Russia
    Moscow, Dec 28 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 2500-year-old advanced civilization at the bottom of Lake Issyk Kul in the Kyrgyz mountains in Russia. The expedition resulted in sensational finds, including the discovery of major settlements, presently buried underwater.