Sites & cities that bear the name of Pattanam


Today in : India
First trace of activity : ca. 11th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 10th century C.E
Recorded names : Muciri?, Muziris?, Muchiri?, Muyirikode?, Mahodaya?, Makotai Puram?, Muyirikkottu?, പട്ടണം

Description : Pattanam is a village located in the Periyar delta in Eranakulam district in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is located 2 km north of North Paravur, 9 km south of Kodungallur (Cranganore) and 25 km north of Kochi (Cochin). According to the recent archaeological excavations, Pattanam seems to have been first occupied by an indigenous population around 1000 BC and continued to be active till the 10th century AD. Some archaeologists identify it as the ancient Muziris. The nearby site of Kottapuram was also excavated as part of the Muziris Heritage Project.

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