Tamil Sangam Brick Roman Trade Center Near Chennai Found

Dating of Indian History by the West has been a  sort of joke.

Unsuspecting Indians believed it and they still do!

The Rig Veda is dated around 5000 years ago, while the date of Ramayana has been proved to be 5114BC!

The same misinformation on Mahabharata and the excavations at Dwaraka place it around 30,000 Years ago!

Tamils history had been dated around 2 to 3 BC, while excavations at Poomouhar have dated it to 20,000 years ago.

Trade was carried between India and ancient Rome
Tamil Nadu , India and Rome , ancient Trade Route.

Sangam period (Tamil: சங்ககாலம், Sangakālam  Malayalam : സങ്ക കാലം) is the period in the history ofancient southern India (known as the Tamilakam) spanning from c. 3rd century BC to c. 4th century AD. It is named after the famous Sangam academies of poets and scholars centered in the city of Madurai.

In Old Tamil language, the term Tamilakam (Tamiḻakam தமிழகம், Purananuru 168. 18) referred to the whole of the ancient Tamil-speaking area, corresponding roughly to the area known as southern India today, consisting of the territories of the present-day Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, parts of Andhra Pradesh, parts ofKarnataka and northern Sri Lanka also known as Illam….

According to Tamilian legends, there were three Sangam periods, namely Head Sangam, Middle Sangam and Last Sangam period. Historians use the term Sangam period to refer the last of these, the first two being legendary. So it is also called Last Sangam period (Tamil: கடைச்சங்க பருவம், Kaṭaissanka paruvam ), or Third Sangam period (Tamil: மூன்றாம் சங்க பருவம்,Mūnṟām sanka paruvam ?). The Sangam literature is thought to have been produced in three Sangam academies of each period. The evidence on the early history of the Tamil kingdoms consists of the epigraphs of the region, the Sangam literature, and archaeological data.

Approximately during the period between 400 BC to AD 500, Tamilakam was ruled by the three Tamil dynasties of Pandya, Cholaand Chera, and a few independent chieftains, the Velir’

This misinformation, despite the fact that

The Vedic people had  flourishing trade with the Tamils,.

Madurai Meenakshi’s father participated in the Mahabharata War,

Udiyan Cheralathan, A Tamil King, provided food for both the Pandava and Kaurava armies during the Mahabharata war,

Krishna and Arjuna married Pandyan Pricnesses and had children through them,

Balarama visited Murugan temple and worshiped him in Tamil Nadu,

A million year old advanced Tamil site was found in Chennai, Tamil Nadu,

The Humanity’s earliest DNA has been traced to Madurai!

And there is much more.

Please read my articles on these subjects by googling the search term +ramanan50.

Now evidence is available to the effect that Bricks used during the Tamil Sangam Period have been found, near Chennai!

And this place had been a center of Roman business center!

Ancient Romans did not restrict themselves to coastal Tamil Nadu; they set up trading centres even far inland. A team of archaeologists exploring a dry lake bed in Naduvirapattu village, some 12km from Tambaram, unearthed a few days ago some artefacts, including broken pieces of amphorae (jars used by Romans).

The team comprised assistant professor Jinu Koshy and students S Vasanthi and K Vignesh of the department of history and archaeology of the Madras Christian College.

The evidence at the site, archaeologists said, was a sign that the village may have been a transit staging area for the Romans before they proceeded towards Kancheepuram, a famous trading centre since the pre-historic era, to exchange their glass utensils and wine for rice, sesame oil, spices and silk.

In fact, they said, the pieces of amphorae were clear evidence of the presence of Romans. Earlier, similar jars had been found at excavation sites in Kancheepuram, Vasavasamudram and Arikamedu near Puducherry. These sites are located near the shore or river (Kancheepuram is near the Palar river), but Naduvirapattu is far from the coast or a river.

“The findings are interesting because the site is between two towns — Somangalam and Manimangalam — important since the pre-historic era,” said former deputy superintending archaeologist K Sridharan.

It was a tip by a villager, engaged in sand-mining on a dry lake bed, that took the team to the site where it found artefacts of the Sangam Age (between 3rd century BCE and 4th century CE) and some from ancient Rome. Among them, the archaeologists said, were black-and-red ware, black ware, red slipped ware, double slipped ware, broken handles of vessels, hopscotch and lid knob.

Brick from Sangam Age also found

 We also found two shreds that formed the base of a conical jar. The conical jar is an imitation of the Romans’ amphorae and is indigenously made,” said assistant professor Koshy. Also found was an old brick structure, reportedly from the Sangam Age. Each brick, it was found, was 31cm long, 20.5cm wide and 7.5cm thick.

The dry lake bed is being exploited by sand miners with earth movers, the archaeologists said, adding that unless checked it could destroy rare evidence to trace the cultural history from the early historic period or Sangam Age. The site should be preserved for further research and excavation that could help throw light on the importance of the village during the Sangam Age, structural activities and trade contacts during the Age.’

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