Archaeological Survey of India is ready to dig once again in Purana Qila.

  • The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is all set to start excavations at Purana Qila in Delhi once again.
  • The excavation will be led by Shri Vasant Swarnkar and will be the third excavation at Purana Qila after the excavations carried out in the years 2013-14 and 2017-18.
  • The aim of the latest excavation is to expose and preserve the trenches dug in the previous years (2013-14 and 2017-18).
  • During the last time the excavations were closed, evidence of pre-Mauryan layers was found. This season’s excavation, focuses to accomplish the traces of Painted Grey Ware finding in stratigraphical context.
  • The old fort, dating back to the 16th century, was built by Sher Shah Suri and Humayun, the second Mughal emperor. The fort stands at a place covering thousands of years of history. Padma Vibhushan Prof. B B Lal also carried out excavation work inside the fort and its precincts in the years 1954 and 1969-73.
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