Saturday, June 2, 2012

Arikamedu Famous Port of Ancient India

Located on the southeast coast of India about 3 km south of Pondicherry, Arikamedu was an Indo-Roman coastal trading station and an important centre of trade and commerce with the Western world during the early centuries of the Christian era. This port was known to the author of Periplus Man’s Erthreae as Padouke. After the second century AD it ceased to be an active commercial centre. Numerous Italian, Greek pottery pieces and glassware and Roman coins have been found here.

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