The civilisation that arose in the Indus valley around 5,000 years ago was only discovered in the early 20th century. Andrew Robinson looks at what we know about this extraordinary culture.
As archaeologists at London's Crossrail site begin the colossal task of excavating 3,000 skeletons, we should pause to consider the hearts, minds and lives of the ‘normal’ people who once inhabited the bones.
Besides administering the sub-continent, British public servants devoted endless time and energy to making a record of Indian archaeological remains. Mildred Archer describes the role of the East India Company from 1785-1858.