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Directorate Of Archives and Archaeology

The Directorate of Archives & Archaeology is the oldest Archives in the country. Established on 25thFebruary, 1595 by the famous Historian Diogo do Couto, also its first Records Keeper, the Archives was named as “Torre do Tombo do Estado da India”. The oldest Portuguese record is of the year 1498. Currently the Goa Archives is designated as Directorate of Archives & Archaeology.

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It contains source material relating to the history of European expansion in Asia & Africa especially the rise, fall, and decay of the Portuguese sea-borne empire of India (1510-1961) and the attempts made by the Asian & African powers to oust the Europeans from Asia & Africa. Besides, there are records pertaining to Village Communities, a good collection of files pertaining to the freedom struggle of Goa, registers of Baptism, Births & Deaths, Deeds & Wills as well as some very useful records from churches in Goa.

Most of the records are in Portuguese & Marathi (Modi) though quite a few documents are also in Sanskrit, Persian, English, French & Vietnamese. There are some Canarese records in the Goykanadi script, though the language is Marathi. There are also Swahili letters penned almost 300 years ago which comprise the oldest corpus of Swahili prose so far discovered.


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Smt. Blossom Medeira
Director - Directorate of Archives and Archaeology
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Directorate of Archives and Archeology
Ourem Road, Mala, Panaji 403001
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0832-2226692
0832-2435321
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+91 832 2435321
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Smt. Blossom Medeira
First Appellate Authority - Director


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Directorate of Archives & Archaeology,
Ourem Road, Panaji Goa
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Shri. Vasu M. Usapkar
Public Information officer - Archivist (Management)


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Directorate of Archives & Archaeology,
Ourem Road, Panaji Goa
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Shri. Rajiv P. Kudke
Assistant Public Information officers- Assistant Programming Officer


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Directorate of Archives & Archaeology,
Ourem Road, Panaji Goa
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