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Restoration works on at historic Wellesley Bridge
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Restoration works on at historic Wellesley Bridge

December 3, 2020

By Vinay Karekura & B.C. Thimmaiah Finally, the historic Wellesley Bridge near Srirangapatna is being repaired. Works are on in full swing to seal the cracks and restore the Bridge which is in a dilapidated state. Once the repairs are over, the Bridge will be freshly painted.  The repair works are being taken up by…

Three ‘Veeragallu’ found in B.M.Shri Nagar
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Three ‘Veeragallu’ found in B.M.Shri Nagar

July 31, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: In a latest discovery, the Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage, has unearthed three ‘Veeragallu’ (Hero Stones) that  date back to the 15th century Vijayanagar empire. The Department  had taken up a cleaning drive near Mahalingeshwara Temple at B.M. Shri Nagar in Metagalli, when one Hero Stone was found beneath the earth and two…

Heritage monument mapping begins in Varuna
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Heritage monument mapping begins in Varuna

December 8, 2019

Mysuru: The Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage has embarked on a survey to map and document nearly 25,000 historical structures in Karnataka to update the list of protected monuments. As of now, the list has only 844 structures with many historically important monuments missing out.  The exercise will cover Temples, forts, Dargahs, Mosques, palaces,…

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