March 29, 2007

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Archaeologists unearth Roman era artefacts in Kerala

What began as exploratory studies in Kerala, has thrown up enough artefacts and structures of two millennia old Indo-Roman trade era to delight archaeologists, who are looking for the lost port of Muziris.

Archaeological teams in Pattanam village, near the port city of Kochi have been working on a site, which has yielded pottery, amphora, beads and other artefacts that are reminiscent of the ancient Romans.

That’s actually pretty neat, as one doesn’t expect Roman stuff in India. Or at least I didn’t.

1 Comment

  1. It’s really interesting the depth of knowledge the ancient world had of the indian ocean and beyond.

    There is actually a guide out of 2nd century BC Alexandria which is a tourist book/trade manual which describes the cities along the coast of East Africa and the west coast of India. It would see until late antiquity the whole region from the mekong to pillars of hercules was knit by trade routes.

    Comment by CamArchGrad — March 29, 2007 @ 12:49 pm

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