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Tiruppur Collector inspects  excavation work at Kongalnagaram

Tiruppur Collector inspects excavation work at Kongalnagaram

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated the excavation work for 2024 on behalf of the Archaeology Department from the Secretariat in Chennai on June 18. Following this, Tiruppur Collector T Christuraj visited and inspected the beginning of the excavation work at Kongalnagaram in the Udumalpet region.
Speaking to the press, Tiruppur Collector T Christuraj said, “The excavation work for 2024 will begin in 8 places, including Keezhadi, Vembakottai, Thirumalapuram, Porpanaikotai, Kongalnagaram, Sennanur, Keezhnamandi, and Marangoor, through the Tamil Nadu Government Archaeology Department."
He said, “CM MK Stalin inaugurated the work at all eight locations through video conferencing. The first phase of excavation work at Kongalnagaram in Tiruppur has begun. The 20-acre archaeological mound is located 1 km from Kongalnagaram. The archaeological site features cave paintings, Iron Age monuments, and other artifacts from early stages of history, visible 2 meters above the surface.”
Pollachi MP Eswaramoorthi, Udumalpet Revenue Officer Jaswanth Kannan, Archaeology Officer and Kongalnagaram Excavation Director R Kaviya, and other government officials were present.