Site museum planned for housing remains of Iron Age burials

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Prehistoric remains from one of the most important Iron Age burials in the State, located here, near Tirunelveli, is likely to be housed on a site museum next to it.

The Archaeological Survey of India, the Central body that carries out excavations in the area, has been approached for setting up the museum. The State government is in the process of identifying land near the site of the remains.

No activity is permitted within 100 metres of any ASI excavation site that has historical importance. The Director General of Archaeology, after consulting with the Union Department of Culture, can permit setting up of a museum.

The 114-acre site, a long stretch of high ground extending from north to south, is rocky and unsuitable for cultivation. There have been a series of excavations beginning in 1876.

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