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Minister denies slack in Keezhadi excavation

Press Trust of India  |  Sivaganga 

: for Tamil language and culture Ma Foi K Saturday denied any slack in the Keezhadi excavation work and said the state government would not allow the Centre to prevent the work.

Talking to newsmen here after inspecting the excavated sites, he saidhe had held discussions with the on the next phase of excavation, and where the fifth phase should begin.

The said seven gold items were unearthed during the fourth phase and the archaeological survey of should submit a report on the third phase.

He said carbon dating of the articles found during the excavation was being done, and this could be the reason for the delay in the submsission of report.

The hoped the report of Athichanallur excavation done 17 years ago would be made available next month.

So far, 7,000 artefacts had been unearthed during the excavation, he added.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 21:45 IST