poompuhar excavation

poompuhar excavation

Poompuhar, Department Of Archaeology

Poompuhar, situated at the confluence of river Cauvery with the sea, was a flourishing port city and the second capital of the Cholas in the Sangam period. It is situated in the Sirkazhi taluk of Nagappatinam District. The Department of Archaeology conducted excavation at Kizharveli and Dharmakulam areas.

Excavating Poompuhar varnamvarnam

Following the 2004 tsunami, marine archaeology was done at Poompuhar and it was found to be a big port dating back to 3rd century BCE. Due to lack of funds, the excavation was stopped. The good news is that excavations are going to start again. Before a fullfledged excavation is undertaken, a geophysical survey of


Excavation of Poompuhar. Excavation work on Poompuhar city has been in progress since 1910. The excavation conducted by Indian Archaeological Department has revealed the existence of several ring wells (Urai Kinaru) near the sea shore. The sangam literature Pattinappalai tells of these wells.15

Marine Archaeological Site Museum Poompuhar,

An exclusive Underwater Archaeological Site Museum was established at Poompuhar to exhibit the antiquities recovered from under water exploration. This is the only such kind of Museum in India.The Museum, located at 24 Km from Mayiladuthurai, in the Sirgazhi Taluk, Nagapattinam District was inaugurated in the year 1997.

FTIR and microRaman spectroscopic studies of

. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2015 Jun 15;145:5947. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2015.03.055. Epub 2015 Mar 9. FTIR and microRaman spectroscopic studies of archaeological potteries recently excavated in Poompuhar, Tamilnadu, India.

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