ASI resumes excavation at Vadnagar site

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on December 07, 2015

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Monday informed that it will resume excavations at archaeological site at Vadnagar in North Gujarat from December 8, 2015 onwards.

The Excavation Branch-V of the ASI will resume excavations at Vadnagar at 10 am on December 8, under the direction of Dr Madhulika Samanta, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI, an official statement said here. 

"The last year’s excavations at Vadnagar have thrown new lights on ancient trade and commerce that was in existence at Vadnaagar as well as the nature of the ancient city found here," said the ASI statement.

The Excavation Branch-V (ASI) was able to find links pointing to the relationship of Vadnagar and Europe through West Asia. 

Further, the Survey was able to get two C14 dates from excavated localities at Vadnagar, setting the antiquity of these findings to the first century CE. 

Encouraged by these findings, the ASI has decided to excavate the remains of Vadnagar extensively this year, the statement said.

The excavation activity will be inaugurated by Narayanbhai L Patel, MLA, Unjha in Mehsana district. 

Published on December 07, 2015
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