Arikamedu, Pondicherry

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Arikamedu is an archaeological site near Pondicherry, southern India, where Mortimer Wheeler conducted his best-known excavation in the 1940s. Arikamedu - 'Arikan-medu or Poduke’ which literally means, ‘eroding mound’.[1] According to Wheeler, Arikamedu was a Tamil fishing village which was formerly a major Chola port dedicated to bead making and trading with Roman traders. -WIKIPEDIA

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Comments (6)

Shafiq Chandaiser on October 15, 2012

Nice composition of this very old ruin

mohammad suhaib on October 15, 2012

thank u shafiq....

O Becker on November 2, 2012

Sehr gut beobachtet und dokumentiert. Der Baumstamm scheint das Mauerwerk auseinander zu brechen. Bin begeistert Like

Gruß aus Deutschland, Otmar

Edu Lacerda on November 2, 2012

Beautiful! I like so much! LK. Regards! Edu

Patricio Cabezas on December 8, 2012


Regards from Chile.


Fred Quader on February 8, 2013

L 5, looks very interesting.

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Photo taken in Chinna Veerampattinam, Puducherry 605007, India

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