About Department of Archaeology

The State Department of Archaeology was started in the year 1961 with the objectives of conservation and preservation of ancient monuments in Tamil Nadu, to conduct excavations at historical sites. Subsequently, its activities were expanded to include Epigraphy (copying and deciphering of stone inscriptions, printing and publishing them in book form), setting up of site museums, chemical preservation of art objects etc.The aim of the department is to showcase the rich heritage and glorious traditions of Tamil Nadu with its classical Tamil...

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