Around the World September 1, 2011


INDIA: Digs near the ancient port of Muciri are enriching the picture of brisk early trade between the state of Kerala and Roman and Near Eastern cultures. Dating to around 2,000 years ago, the finds include Roman pottery (including what appears to be a toilet) and glass, as well as iron and copper nails, and terracotta lamps, spindles, and toys. They are evidence of one of the first attempts at organized trade between Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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