via United News of India, 24 August 2023: Emphasizing the need for marine archaeology projects, it is suggested that the coast off Odisha holds numerous shipwrecks, supported by evidential proof of the region’s maritime heritage discussed in the book “Glorious Water Transport Heritage of Kalinga”
The coast off Odisha is full of many shipwrecks and ASI should conduct a few marine archaeology projects to detect these wrecks, INTACH Bhubaneswar chapter convenor Anil Dhir said.
Speaking at a book release function at the Regional Science Centre here on Wednesday,,Dhir
said while most of the history of Odisha’s ancient maritime activity is based on legend and lore,
there is substantial evidential proof of a rich maritime heritage.
Besides the archaeological evidence, the temple walls have innumerable images of boats and