Hyderabad: Archaeologists have declared that the little-known Appajipet in Nalgonda district, 14 km from Nalgonda town and 120 km from Hyderabad, has continuity from 1000 BC to the Nizam era.This is said to have immense historic significance.“Appajipet is found to be one of the few places in the state having ‘continuation period’ or long chain of history. We have found evidence of pre-historic period, second and third century AD Kakatiya period to the 17th century Nizam era. Such a sequence of history in a village is rare. It has a treasure trove of history,” said Mr P. Nagaraju, assistant director, department of archaeology and museums, Mr Nagaraju is in charge of Nalgonda and Mahbubnagar districts.
Archaeologists heve found megalithic burials, stone circles, early historic sites from the 2nd and 3rd Century, red ware, black ware, pot shades, beads as well as copper coins of medieval period.The village has a Shiva temple with Vishnu, Bhairavi, Naga Devatha and Nagini, undeciphered bilingual inscriptions in Telugu and Sanskrit on black stone Nandi sculptor of Kakatiya period.“We have informed our director N.R. Visalatchy about the historical village. After the exploration is complete, we will send a detailed report for further action. The site has to be acquired and protected and the items should be placed in a safe place,” he said.He said a deeper study would throw more light on life that existed in the village, the art, culture and lifestyle of the people. Once full fledged exploration is taken up, more evidence will come out,” he added.