Muziris - Lost And Found - Indian Express
July 31, 2010 at 6:30:00 PM
An article in The Indian Express written by Uma Vishnu says that Muziris was a thriving port city on the western coast of India. Following the Roman conquest of Egypt, it prospered and grew to become an important hub for trade between the Red Sea and Indian Ocean areas, receiving gold coins, glass, wine, and wheat from there and exporting pepper, precious stones, silk, beads, ivory, and ceramics to West Asia and Rome.And then, Muziris disappeared. But Muziris was too real to be forgotten, so the search for the lost port city continued. In Pattanam, a team of researchers led by P J Cherian, director of the Kerala Council of Historical Research, has been conducting excavations and research since 2007—in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India and a host of institutions worldwide—to find those crucial links to Muziris.