17th Century inscription, snake sculpture found in Tamil Nadu

Wednesday 18th December 2019 06:19 EST

A team of historians found an ancient inscription tablet along with a snake sculpture belonging to the 17th or 18th century on paleographic grounds close to the remote village of Pappappatti near Musiri. Several boulders of various sizes surrounded by thick vegetation can be seen in the outskirts of the village on the banks of a seasonal stream, locally called Panchamuga river. R Jeyaraj, secretary of the local council, visited the place for a survey and came across an inscribed rock. He informed R Anbalagan, a lecturer at Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Musiri to seek help in deciphering the inscription. A team of historians, including Dr R Akila, assistant professor, Department of History along with Dr M Nalini, Head, Department of History, Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College visited the village and explored the entire area. The team found three engravings - two on slabs and one on a larger rock.

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