Edakkal caves undergo clean up operation

edakkal-caves.gifKalpetta: The fabled Edakkal caves in Wayanad were reopened for tourists after remaining closed since March 25 for a clean–up operation undertaken by the Archaeology department.

Scores of new wall engravings were unravelled on the cave walls when semi metal residues and grime  of over 90 cm thickness were removed. Excavations around the cave have also unearthed some pieces of pottery and a dainty stone chisel apart from some Brahmi script engravings, which are being analyzed in detail to trace its age and relevance.

A fund of Rs.50 lakhs from the Heritage Preservation Fund was proposed by the 12th Finance Commission for the maintenance and renovation of these pre- historic caves.

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4 Responses

  1. Abdunnasar says:

    Sarah – The youngest to reach the peak of edakkal cave. Sarah – the three month baby of Mr Hashique and Ms Jahida Hashique visited the edakkal cave in the month of July 2008

  2. Abdunnasar says:

    Sarah – The youngest to reach the peak of edakkal cave. Sarah – the three month baby of Mr Hashique and Ms Jahida Hashique visited the edakkal cave in the month of July 2008

  3. Abdunnasar says:

    Sarah – The youngest to reach the peak of edakkal cave. Sarah – the three month baby of Mr Hashique and Ms Jahida Hashique visited the edakkal cave in the month of July 2008

  4. Abdunnasar says:

    Sarah – The youngest to reach the peak of edakkal cave. Sarah – the three month baby of Mr Hashique and Ms Jahida Hashique visited the edakkal cave in the month of July 2008

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