TNPSC Thervupettagam

Excavation at Porpanai Kottai

May 25 , 2023 387 days 1195 0
  • The State Archaeology Department began excavation at Porpanaikotttai.
  • It is seeking to unearth an ancient fort in the village.
  • This site is situated about 6.5 km to the east of Pudukkottai town.
  • This is one of the new sites where the department has launched excavations this year.
  • The earliest lithic evidence in the form of a memorial stone datable to 3rd - 4th century CE, on the palaeographical ground, found at this site.
  • It looks contemporary to the Pulankurchi inscription.
  • The memorial stone was raised for a hero Kanankumaran.
  • He was a soldier of the close circuit, who died in a cattle raid carried on this village by Ponkongar Vinnakon.
  • The ruined fort was probably built in the 13-14th century CE.

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