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Video: Secrets of Muziris, the biggest port of ancient world

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Tucked away in the tiny bylanes of Kerala’s Kodungallur town, it’s easy to miss one of India’s biggest archaeological findings. The Muziris Heritage Protect, also known as the ‘Pattanam excavations’, that began in 2007 has found conclusive evidence of what was once a flourishing trade port, probably the world’s biggest at the time, on the spice route.

Before a flood in the Periyar River in the 14th century washed away the entire port, history books talk of ships laden with gold sailing across the seas looking for the one thing their lands didn’t yield – spices.

Take a look a the video to get glimpse of the Muzuris mystery!

Musafir Namah Bureau

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