Muziris - Of Condiments And Civilizations - Times of India
February 2, 2012, 6:30:00 PM
"The article in the Times of India written by Dipal Gala states the fact that the Muziris Heritage Project will spellbind the world once it is fully operational. It will showcase to the world how trade,commerce, faith, and culture can happen together. The Kerala government's project aims to bring to the people a culture that has evolved over 3000 years. The entire area, with its monuments,forts,shrines, sanctuaries,cemeteries, courtyards, and markets, will open up a new world before the people.
Muziris was a port city. The ancient ruins of the markets and ports are clear evidence of trade and transnational culture. Archaeological excavations have yielded evidence for the ancient Muziris as a world mall. Muziris drew followers from every religion on the planet. Early Jews,Muslims, Christians, Jains, and Buddhists found their way here. Taking a tour through the roads of modern Kodungallur, one will be able to visit these shrines within minutes of each other. These ancient walls will have stories to tell, and the archaeological ruins speak of their commercial importance in global trade. This heritage site, once opened to the world, will definitely be praised as Kerala’s gift to the planet.