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The proposal for protected site status for the Champhai sites has been put forward by the ASI Aizawl circle, which has termed the findings “important cultural remains of pre-British era Mizoram”.(HT Photo)

Two necropolises in Mizoram, UP to get protected status

By Amrita Madhukalya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 09:47 AM IST
This includes four sites from Champhai district where menhirs, megaliths and rock engravings dating back to 15-18 AD have been excavated. The site in UP’s Sanauli dates back to 2000 BC, where a pre-Iron Age specimen of a chariot was dug up.
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The Archaeological Survey of India has discovered two decorated “legged coffins” with two skeletons at an excavation site near Sanauli in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district.
The Archaeological Survey of India has discovered two decorated “legged coffins” with two skeletons at an excavation site near Sanauli in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district.

ASI finds coffin burials, furnaces and other artifacts at Sanauli

By Vanita Srivastava | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 12:05 AM IST
Excavation had been carried out at the site earlier in 2018 and has been resumed again under the direction of Dr SK Manjul, Director, Institute of Archaeology, ASI.
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