The Directorate of Archives and Archaeology (DAA), Government of Goa inaugurated the Advanced Antiquities Management System(AAMS) in India, the first of its kind facility in India for the storage of antiquities.
- AAMS is a huge container with 8 trays with a capacity of 350Kg each is housed at DDA, Panaji, Goa.
- It was developed by Shailendra Phatak of I-Tech Business Solutions, Pune, Maharashtra at a cost of Rs.27 lakh.
To ensure better preservation of historically significant objects.
i.The AAMS collected the information about the antiquities and maintained a library of information on the antiquities using software which was used for industrial devices.
ii.As of now the system is available offline and it cannot be remotely accessed.
Antiquities in the system:
i.At present, the database of the facility provides information on 83 antiquities.
ii.It also has 12 sculptures found under a waterfall in North Goa and objects from 13th Century temples.
iii.The 18th century antiquities found at the Alorna Fort are in the system.
i.This facility will benefit the DAA by limiting the storage space.
ii.This will also protect the antiquities from the effect of dust and temperature control.
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About Directorate of Archives and Archaeology (DAA), Goa:
The Directorate of Archives and Archaeology (DAA) in Goa is the oldest Archives in India.
Established on 25th February 1595.