Chennai, September 9(BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K.Stalin said that the state government must scientifically prove that the history of the Indian subcontinent commenced from Tamil landscape. He was speaking at the legislative assembly on Thursday.
Stalin was encouraged by the Carbon dating analysis of rice with soil found in a burial urn in Sivakalai in Tirunelveli district that has yielded the date of 1155 BCE. Chief Minister in the assembly said that the findings have established that the Porunai river (Thamirabarani) civilization date backs to 3200 years.
The Beta Testing Laboratory in Miami, United States of America had released the test report on August 27. Chief Minister said that archeological surveys must be carried out in other States and in foreign countries in search of Tamil roots there.
Stalin said that as first phase research would be conducted in Kerala at the ancient port of Musiri now known as Pattanam. He said, “ The research for this will be done jointly with the archeologists of Kerala to establish the ancientness and culture of the Chola country.” He also said that similar studies would be undertaken at Thalaikadu in Karnataka, Vengi in Andhra Pradesh, and Palur in Odisha.
Stalin also said that the state archeological department would conduct research in Quseir- al-Qadim and Pernica Aneka in Egypt that was once part of the Roman empire. He said that research would be conducted in Khor Rori in Oman to establish the trade relations that Tamils had with these countries.
Chief Minister said that Pot shreds with Tamizhi scripts have been found in those countries and studies would be conducted with the archeologists of those countries regarding the connection between Tamils and the people of those countries.
Studies would also be conducted in South East Asian countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia where the Chola King Rajendra Chola had established himself .
Chief Minister announced that a museum would be set up at Tirunelveli at a cost of Rs 15 crore to display the archeological artifacts found at the excavation sites of Adichanallur, Sivakalai and Korkai.