New discoveries at Qutb Shahi Tombs at Hyderabad

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: Remnants of walls, water channel and numerous pottery shreds belonging to the Qutb Shahi period have been discovered during the excavation at the Qutb Shahi tombs during a 10-day archaeology workshop here.

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The students of Department of History, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) are being trained in excavation techniques at this workshop jointly conducted by H K Sherwani Centre for Deccan Studies, MANUU, and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), a release from MANUU said.

New discoveries at Qutb Shahi Tombs at Hyderabad

“The purpose of the workshop is to introduce students to archeological methods and to teach them the past through hands-on involvement. The workshop has worked well in that it is providing a structured, professionally-directed excavation experience for students,” said Prof Salma Farooqui, director, H K Sherwani Centre for Deccan Studies.

The workshop that started on November 24 began with a series of lectures by renowned archaeologist K K Muhammed on various aspects of archaeology such as types of archeology, exploration, excavation and conservation of archeological sites, human evolution, migration patterns, nature of settlements, dating methods, pottery types, artifact identification and bone analysis, etc.

The excavations at Fatehpur Sikri and Warangal and conservation of temples at Bateshwar by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) were explained in detail through a power-point presentation in order to make students understand the finer points of archaeology. The students were also taken around the tombs explaining in detail the architectural features, the release added.