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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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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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