Hyderabad: World’s largest capstone has discovered by the archaeology department of Telangana, after excavating an ancient human burial site in Siddipet district, department officials said.
A large crane lifted the huge capstone at the excavation site in Narmeta village on March 21. The capstone of the menhir burial reportedly weighs about 40 tonnes.
The archaeology department is all set to undertake DNA testing of various artefacts that have been discovered at this site which will help in tracing the lineage of pre-historic humans, their food habits, lifestyle, and how their population later became extinct, the officials said.
Notably, last year, team of experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered a signet made of clay with ornamental design was among the about 3,000 ancient artefacts at the Keezhadi Pallai Sandhaipudur village of Tamil Nadu during an excavation.