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The survey, re-launched by the ASI last year, covered about 2066 villages during 2014-15. While Karnataka topped the list with 177 unprotected monuments and archaeological sites, it was followed by Tamil Nadu with 72 and Madhya Pradesh 62. According to ASI officials, during the course of the survey the authorities have documented an early historical period site in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh dating back to the eighth century BC. The archaeological mound situated in Samaha village spreads across an area of approximately 40 acres.