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The Lost Emporium Of The World - Motherland Magazine

November 30, 2016 at 6:30:00 PM

The Lost Emporium of the World is an article published by Motherland magazine that gives a detailed account of the projects done as part of the Muziris Heritage Project by Benny Kuriakose and Associates. The article takes us back to a time when the ships of the Roman Empire used to exchange gold for pepper. It discusses the history of the harbour town, which has been mentioned in numerous scriptures and maps. The Pattanam excavation, led by the Kerala Council of Historical Research, reveals remnants left behind beneath the soils, proving that the story of the lost port is no longer a myth. Its history dates back to the time before Vasco da Gama stepped foot on Muziris, where it was already a bustling port.

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