Pattanam to get maritime museum

The Muziris heritage project, which aims to restore the historical and cultural significance of the legendary port, will see more activity with the ebbing of the monsoon. Among its priorities will be a Rs 10-crore site museum and maritime museum near the Pattanam excavation site.

V.D. Satheesan, MLA, told DC on Thursday that the site museum would be used to exhibit the artifacts emerging from the ongoing excavation. “The maritime museum will be in the shape of two ships and will be eco-friendly, retaining the water bodies. The process of acquiring 50 acres of land for setting up these museums is going on,” Satheesan said.

The other projects scheduled are a modern library and art gallery at a cost of Rs1.5 crore and a museum at Kottakkavu St Thomas Church and conservation of  the church costing `1.5 crore.

Full report here Deccan Chronicle


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