Muziris - Lost Kerala City - Mail Today
September 5, 2009, 6:30:00 PM
The Lost City of Muziris, an old port city important to Kerala's history, is discussed in the article published by Ashraf Padanna for Mail Today. Now that the "lost and recovered" port city of Muziris has been revealed via recent excavations, Kerala is welcoming everyone to visit.
According to archaeologists and historians, this previously served as a bustling commercial hub for Romans, Greeks, and Arabs. It was also the entry point for a variety of different cultures, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and others. Recent discoveries from the study of evidence gathered from Muziris show that the ancient city had commercial connections with several important centres throughout the world as early as 1500 BC. There are hints that the area was initially inhabited by megalithic people, then Romans in the early stages of the historic phase. This was the oldest Iron Age habitation site ever discovered in Kerala, and it was continually inhabited from the first century BC until the tenth century AD.
The initial phase of the Muziris Heritage Tourism Circuit project includes ancient synagogues, churches, and mosques built centuries ago. The project will also include the restoration of various historic sites, including cemeteries, streets, footpaths, and the remaining portions of town marketsThis is yet another significant step in promoting Kerala as a top tourist destination where ethical tourism is carried out in both word and spirit.