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Muziris Heritage Project and Kochi Muziris Biennale - The Hindu

December 3, 2016 at 6:30:00 PM

"Muziris was the destination for ships from an estimated 40 countries including China and Portugal. Tragically, in 1341, Muziris was submerged by the waters of the Periyar. Today, the Muziris region is back on the map. The artworld is looking forward to the third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, set to open on December 12. The article by Jayanthi Madhukar in The Hindu discusses the Muziris Heritage Project and the Kochi Muziris Biennale. The Kerala government launched the initiative in 2006 to conserve and highlight Kodungallur's built heritage and history.

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The area is part of the Muziris Heritage Project (MHP) undertaken by the Kerala government in 2006 and described as the ‘most remarkable historical reclamation project’ by The New York Times. The first two editions of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale saw over a million footfalls of which many visited the Muziris. Over the next 50 days, visitors to the biennale will return home with stories of a lost port in India. But Dr Benny Kuriakose, the conservation consultant for the Muziris Heritage Project notes, “What we have found is only the tip of the iceberg.”"

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