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The Muziris Project - Overview - Malayala Manorama

February 25, 2016, 6:30:00 PM

Written in Malayalam, the article published by the Malayala Manorama newspaper lists significant aspects of the Muziris Project. It gives the readers a brief glimpse of Muziri's history. The Muziris' legacy initiative includes representation from all religions, castes, and languages. The initiative has the potential to communicate ideas about the country's age-old civilisation and its interactions with other nations. Studies to find Muziris port city under the soil under the name of "Muchiri" were initially led by Indo-Roman commercial culture expert Vimala Begley. Later, under the leadership of the Kerala Historical Research Council, Dr. P.J. Cheriyan, Dr. Shajan K. Paul, and Dr. V. Selvakumar started the excavation of the Pattanam. The great potential of tourism in Muziris was realized eight years ago with the discovery of stone blocks and canoes in the port city.

The 16 km stretch between Muziris and Paravur has boat jetties for heritage tourism. The first phase, including seven museums and 31 heritage sites along the waterways with 10 boat jetties, will be inaugurated by the President. A 'hop on, hop off' boat service has been set up in Muziris. Apart from this, 29 museums, 10 site museums and 50 associated visitor centers will be built when the second phase of the project is completed.

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