Saturday, 4 May 2013

The famous travelers Pliny and Ptolemy



The famous travelers Pliny and Ptolemy of the 1st and 2nd centuries mentioned places like Purakkad or Barace in their classical works. In the middle ages, trade relations existed between Alappuzha and ancient Rome. Religion and culture flourished here under the later Chera Empire from the 9th to 12th century AD. It was the commercial metropolis of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom for more than a century. l