1000-yr-old Tamil inscription found in Trincomalee, India
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    *1000-yr-old Tamil inscription found in Trincomalee, India***2010-10-26

    A 1000 year old stone slab containing a Tamil inscription, clearly in the
    alphabet of the Chola times, was found in Trincomalee while digging for
    cricket stadium construction work recently.

    The inscription was found on land on the right side of the Koa'neasvaram
    Road leading to the Siva temple inside Fort Frederick. The location is
    adjacent to the bay where the temple's Theerththam (water cutting) ritual is

    The inscribed slab, which has a large perforation at the centre reminiscent
    of anchors and sluice gates, was taken into possession by the Trincomalee
    police and was sent to the Department of Archaeology in Colombo, reports

    The construction work in the land has been suspended by the Department of

    Estampages of the inscription will be sent to relevant scholars as early as
    possible by the Department of Archaeology of Sri Lanka, for a quicker and
    detailed analysis. (ANI)

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