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Lost City- Muziris and Other Coastal Towns - Spaces Festival 2019

August 29, 2019, 6:30:00 PM

Dr. Thomas Issac, Dr. Benny Kuriakose, and Noushad P.M. engage in a discussion about the significance of the lost city of Muziris and its history, which is hosted by Rubin D'Cruz. The design concepts that directed the conservation of the Muziris project are explained by Dr. Benny Kuriakose.

Archaeologists and historians claim that this was once a thriving trading centre for Romans, Greeks, and Arabs. Additionally, it served as a gateway for a number of other civilizations, including Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Recent findings from the examination of data acquired from Muziris indicate that the ancient city had trade ties with several significant centres throughout the world as early as 1500 BC. There are signs that the region was first occupied by megalithic individuals and then by Romans in the early phases of history. It was continuously occupied from the first century BC to the ninth century AD, making it the earliest Iron Age habitation site ever found in Kerala.

Ancient synagogues, churches, and mosques constructed centuries ago are included in the first phase of the Muziris Heritage Tourism Circuit project. Various historic landmarks, including cemeteries, streets, pathways, and the remnants of town markets, will also be restored as part of the project. This is another important step in promoting Kerala as a top travel destination that practises ethical travel in both letter and spirit.

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