Important archeological finds at Dwarka

Important archeological finds have been made under water and on land at Dwarka in Gujarat. The Underwater Archaeology Wing (UAW) of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is conducting a major excavation at Dwarka, which is mentioned in the Mahabharata as kingdom of Lord Krishna. Legend has it that Dwarka was submerged by sea.

The archeologists have found ancient structures and copper coins. On land, the excavations are taking place near the famous Dwarakadhish temple.

The Hindu reports

Alok Tripathi, Superintending Archaeologist, UAW, said the ancient underwater structures found in the Arabian Sea were yet to be identified. "We have to find out what they are. They are fragments. I would not like to call them a wall or a temple. They are part of some structure," said Dr. Tripathi

The Hindu also has some pictures of the excavations at Dwarka.