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3rd century BC inscription discovered

3rd century BC inscription discovered
trefwoorden: India - 3e eeuw BCE - inscriptie - Tamil Brahmi
A rare Tamil Brahmi inscription, engraved in a cave where early Jain monks were said to have resided, has been recently discovered by epigraphists of the Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department, at Arittapatti village, about 20 km from here.
The inscriptions dates back to third century BC. According to a department release on Friday, the latest discovery of inscription was very close to one made here in 1971. The inscription which is in "a single line with 33 letters that run to a length of 3.1 feet, is about the history of early Tamil politics", it said.

Lees verder bij: India Times (13 september 2003)