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‘Sivagalai had trade links with Roman empire’

Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archaeology Minister Ma foi K Pandiyarajan said that archaeological excavations at Adichanallur and Sivagalai would begin on March 22.

Published: 19th March 2020 05:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2020 05:54 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THOOTHUKUDI: Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archaeology Minister Ma foi K Pandiyarajan said that archaeological excavations at Adichanallur and Sivagalai would begin on March 22.

The minister placed Sivagalai – a village in Thoothukudi district, believed to have had trade relations with the Roman Empire – on a par with Adichanallur site. The Minister said that funding would not be a problem, as the State would not acquire the land. “The land would be leased and handed back to the farmers after the excavation,” Pandiyarajan said.



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