After excavating the burial site Konthagai on August 12, a complete six-foot skeleton was unearthed for the first time. Since the sixth excavation started in June after the delay due to Covid 19, skeletons of five children were found already.
On July 15, two such children skeletons were found, and this full adult skeleton is now sent to Madurai Kamaraj University for finding out the gender and DNA analysis.
Keeladi – the proof of Tamil pride
Keeladi is proof of the pride of Tamil people’s way of life only 2500 years ago. The sixth phase of excavation conducted by the state government is now unearthing more than the previous five phases. There was proof of trade and commerce from the weighing stones found last month.
For prosperity, a gold coin of the 17th century AD found earlier. A stamp made of wood was found to prove the authorization of authorities even during the 6 BCE times. Also, rare gems, pots, waterways, utensils, and others, adding to thousands of things were enough proof that Tamil people lived with wealth and honor even 2,500 years ago.
TNAD doing a fantastic job in Keeladi
TNAD or the Tamil Nadu Archeological Department has appointed deputy director R.Sivanandam as in-charge of the sixth phase of excavation work in the four places, including Keeladi. They are doing a fantastic job even in these times of COVID 19 and rains to find rare antecrafts, skeletons, and others.
One of four places, Konthagai seems to be the burial ground at that time. The excavators are continuously unearthing skeletons of children until Wednesday to find the full adult skeleton. It will throw more light on the precise period of the people who lived in Keeladi soon.