TN govt to carry out excavation in 7 more places

Tamilnadu government will carry our archaeological excavation in seven more places and would also idenitfy a suitable location fordeep sea excavation at Korkai , a Sangam era port of the Pandya Kings.

Presenting his second budget in the State Assembly, Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiagarajan said following the excavations carried out in the previous year by the State Archaeological Department in several places including Keezhadi in Sivagangai district, Sivakalai in Thoothukudi district, Gangaikondacholapuram in Ariyalur, Mayiladumparai in Krishnagiri district, excavations will be carried out in seven more places, including three sites at Thoolookarpatti in Tirunelveli district, Vembakottai in Virudhunagar district and Perumbalai in Dharmapuri district during this year. Further, archaeological explorations are being carried out in order to find new Stone Age sites in five districts and archaeological sites along the Porunai river.