Category Archives: Tamizhar History

Tamil Nadu’s Kallanai Dam – Oldest Dam in the World still in use

November 20th is a appreciation day dedicated to all engineers around the world. The reason is engineers plays a key part in development of human civilization. Their innovation, creativity and a wealth of knowledge, has created lot of technical wonders. One such engineering marvel is the Grand Anicut or Kallanai Dam built more than 2,000 years ago by the Chola King

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Report: Tamil script ‘Tamili’ three centuries earlier than Asokan Brahmi script

Dating of ancient scripts plays a major role when it comes to the history and civilisation of a people. Differences among scholars about the date of Asokan Brahmi and Tamili (Tamil Brahmi) have led to confusion among researchers. However, the recent findings based on accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) on the materials excavated from Keeladi, the date of Tamil Brahmi script

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Nautical and Watercraft Terms From Ancient Tamil Literature

During the beginning of the Common Era, the Maritime trade peaked in the regions of Southeast Asia, Peninsular India, Srilanka and the Red Sea coast. The Greek and Latin accounts clearly attest to the increased trade activities in this period. The use of large crafts for navigation is well recorded in these accounts. The early historic Tamil Sangam literature dated

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2,600 years old Keezhadi: Link between Tamil Nadu and Indus Valley Civilisation

In what may be a major discovery for Tamil’s history as per 5th excavation report released on 19 September 2019 by TN Archeological Department, artefacts found in excavations carried out at Keezhadi in Tamil Nadu’s Sivagangai district have determined a possible link between the scripts of the Indus Valley Civilisation and Tamil Brahmi, which is the precursor to modern Tamil.

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Ancient Tamil Nadu The Finest Steel Maker In The World: Research Reveals !

Tamilakam the ancient flourish Tamil country was known for its various inventions and discoveries and one of it is the Damascus Steel. Wootz steel or Damascus steel is one of the wonders of the ancient world. With its characteristic meandering pattern, the steel alloy known as Wootz steel (derived from the Tamil word ‘Urukku’ which means fusion or melting) still

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Ancient China and Tamil Nadu’s thousands of years of Friendship

The Chinese and Tamil communities have celebrated thousands of years of friendship. And this rich bilateral exchange has been recorded by several monks and traders. The history of Tamil-Chinese interactions dates back two thousand years ago. From the renowned Buddhist monk XuanZang to nameless explorers, numerous Chinese travellers and historians have left notes on Tamil people and the ancient Tamil

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Cambodia to build Rajendra Chola statue and introduce Thirukkural in school syllabus

TAMIL NADU: The Angkor Thamil Sangam and Pannattu Thamilar Naduvam along with The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, and Seenu Gnanam Travels are planning to unveil the statues of Chola emperor Rajendra Chola and Khmer emperor Suryavarman I in Siem Reap, Cambodia in May 2022 to commemorate the friendship of these two great kings in the region. Also

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