MONUMENTS IN KHAMMAM

 

Monument No: 1

Monument Name: PRE-HISTORIC SITE

Location: Janampet

Brief History:
The entire elevated hilly area in the vicinity of Janampet is honey combed with megalithic burials virtually in hundreds. They are both Dolmenoid-cists and Cairns invariably encircled with a number of huge dressed stones. They were excavated in the years 1918 and 1940-41. They consist of burial chambers made of flat dressed orthostats over which a huge monolithic capstone was placed. These chambers appear prominently above the ground. The area inside the grave was found disturbed in all cases. Burial objects in the graves include iron objects, pottery and fragmentary bones etc. One of the three excavated graves yielded a small gold ring. The burials are datable to circa 5th-2nd century BC.