Thursday, March 29, 2007

Archaeologists unearth Roman era artefacts in Kerala
What began as exploratory studies in Kerala, has thrown up enough artefacts and structures of two millennia old Indo-Roman trade era to delight archaeologists, who are looking for the lost port of Muziris.

Archaeological teams in Pattanam village, near the port city of Kochi have been working on a site, which has yielded pottery, amphora, beads and other artefacts that are reminiscent of the ancient Romans.

That's actually pretty neat, as one doesn't expect Roman stuff in India. Or at least I didn't.