After Excavating an Ancient human burial site in Siddipet district of Telangana, the Archaeology department of Telangana has discovered the World’s Largest Capstone.
D Ramulu Naik, the assistant director, Archaeology Department told, “The ancient human burial site excavated by Telangana Archaeology in Narmeta village in Nangunuru mandal has led to a stunning discovery of the world’s largest capstone”.
Department Officials said that a large crane lifted the Huge capstone at the excavation site in Narmeta village on 21ST march.
The efforts to lift this massive capstone was coordinated by S S Rangacharyulu, archaeology consultant and K Padmanabha, assistant director (museums), as this mission requires great precision and caution.
The department said, “The capstone of the menhir burial reportedly weighs about 40 tonnes”.
Now, the Archaeology Department is all set to take DNA test of various Artefacts discovered at the site. These Artefacts will help in tracing the lineage of prehistoric humans, their food habits, lifestyle and other interesting facts.
Last year during an excavation in Sivaganga District of Tamil Nadu, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered a Signet made of clay with ornamental design.
According to ASI officials, the ancient settlement at the village, which was on the highway travelled by traders all over the world once, had an underground drainage system which was on par with the Harappan system. The sewage drains had been laid with “baked clay pipelines”.