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"Archaeological treasure salvaged"
Archaeological treasure salvaged
trefwoorden: arabieren - joden - europeanen - 9e eeuw - boot
The last phase of digging up a ship, estimated to be over 1,000 years old, at the sleepy hamlet of Kadakkarapalli near Thykkal in Alappuzha district has just been completed.
This has raised hopes that the ancient vessel would help shed light on Kerala's centuries-old link with Arabs, Jews and Europeans.
The delicate excavation work by the Kerala Archaeology Department and the Kochi-based Centre for Heritage Studies (CHS) was stopped after the vessel's 20-metre-long and 4-metre-wide surface was bared and soil around the vessel was removed in depth to ascertain that there was no more parts left at the bottom.
Lees verder in Gulf News