23 June 2023
A WALK TO DISCOVER ARIKAMEDU WITH M. RAMESH
Saturday/ 24 June 2023 at ARIKAMEDU / 3.30 PM – 5.00 PM
M. RAMESH FROM ARIYANKUPPAM, WHO HAS DEVELOPED A DEEP PASSION WITH THE ARIKAMEDU, THE RUINED INDUSTRIAL ANCIENT PORT CITY OF 100 BC TO 100 AD, AN AMAZING ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE NEAR PONDICHERRY SHARES HIS KNOWLEDGE AND TRIES TO GUIDE TO THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED TO KNOW MORE
M. Ramesh hails from Ariyankuppam and during his childhood, his school teacher took him along with his class-mates to Arikamedu for a picnic. This developed a deep passion to learn more about the place.
Arikamedu was an ancient industrial port located in the South Eastern coast of India near Pondicherry known for manufacturing textiles particularly Maslin clothes, fine terracotta objects 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, 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. Today he continues to guide more about this ruined industrial ancient port city, an amazing archeological site near Pondicherry.