19 July 2023/
A WALK TO DISCOVER ARIKAMEDU WITH M. RAMESH
ON Saturday/ 22 July 2023, M. RAMESH FROM ARIYANKUPPAM CONDUCTS ‘A WALK’ AROUND THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE, ARIKAMEDU, A LITTLE KNOWN RUINED INDUSTRIAL ANCIENT PORT CITY OF 100 BC TO 100 AD, AN AMAZING ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE NEAR PUDUCHERRY.
Arikamedu was an ancient industrial port located in the South Eastern coast of India near Pondicherry known for manufacturing textiles, fine terracotta and jewelries from bead manufacturing and considered as ‘mother of all bead centers’ in the world.
The city enjoyed extensive exports and trade with Imperial Rome. The city was also connected with several other cities in India both by road and river. The harbour of Arikamedu used to receive ships from other ancient cities like Muziris and Anuradhapura for transhipment of goods to countries of South East Asia such as Indonesia, Thailand and China.
The ancient city was known as Poduke in those days and the city lay along the eastern bank of River Ariyankuppam near the mouth of Bay of Bengal.
M. Ramesh from ariyankuppam, who has developed a deep passion for arikamedu, has written several papers on Arikamedu. He works as Technician (Photographer), Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO – Project ‘Hindu Temple Legends in South India’. He is a Tourist Guide at Tourism Development, Puducherry.
RAMESH SHARES HIS KNOWLEDGE AND TRIES TO GUIDE THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED TO KNOW MORE ON THIS ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE NEAR PUDUCHERRY.