Telangana: Archaeologists discover huge relic from Iron Age

Hyderabad: Archaeologists have found an historic menhir, a memorial from the Iron Age, in Padurivarigudem in Nalgonda district of Telangana.

E. Siva Nagi Reddy and his associates uncovered the large menhir that, in line with them, dates again to 1000 BC.

“Based on the information that we received from T. Saidulu, president of the local Vivekananda Youth Association, we visited the spot on Thursday and confirmed that the menhir belongs to the Megalithic period. It stands 11 feet tall, is six feet in width and goes six feet deep into the soil. The massive stone slab was installed during the Iron Age as a memorial to tribal lords or warriors in the region. It reveals the collective efforts of the ancient iron-smelting community,” he stated.

The workforce of archaeologists additionally examined round 20 round burial stones, additionally from the Megalithic age, close to the Chinna Cheruvu, a tank positioned in Chandupatla village.

In response to the specialists, these burial websites and the marking stones are susceptible to break due to lively agricultural operations within the space. Mr Nagi Reddy stated he has requested the state authorities to actively defend the distinctive menhir, because it stands testimony to the historical past of Telangana from the Iron Age.

Related menhirs have been discovered within the districts of Nalgonda and Guntur. Although the positioning the place the megalithic artefacts have been uncovered was not of specific significance within the Kakatiya Empire, it lies near Chandupatla, the place Kakatiya ruler Rani Rudrama Devi is believed to have died.