State to rediscover archaeological grandeur

The Archaeology Department is embarking on a major mission to rediscover Telangana, to document all that which define the ethos of the country’s newest State and to preserve its history for the future.

By Author  |  Published: 16th Jan 2017  11:29 pm
Archaeological Grandeur
Department of Archaeology and Museums organises seminar on Recent Trends, Art History and Conservation of Archaeology in Telangana. Photo: Surya Sridhar

Hyderabad: The Archaeology Department is embarking on a major mission to rediscover Telangana, to document all that which define the ethos of the country’s newest State and to preserve its history for the future. 

“A comprehensive data bank on the inspected and not inspected sites, carvings, memorials and everything is being prepared to rediscover the glory of Telangana. We need to remember that there is a lot of history before the Kakatiyas and a lot in between the Kakatiyas and the Quli Qutb Shahs in Telangana,” said BV Papa Rao, Advisor (Policy and Institutional Development).

He was addressing an international seminar on ‘Rediscovering Telangana: Recent Trends in Archaeology, Art History and Conservation’ at the MCR Human Resource Development Institute here on Monday.

The department will also lead an in-depth exploration of archaeological sites and memorials across Telangana, keeping an eye out for new sites and inscriptions. A re-survey too will be conducted soon in all of the State by employing research teams, including history students, to study specimens through field survey of the sites in different places, officials said.

Tourism Minister A Chandulal inaugurated the seminar. Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) Chairman K Sudershan Rao, Director of Archaeology and Museums NR Visalatchy and others spoke.