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Archaeological Remnants Belonging to Sangam Period Recovered From Ancient Tamil Nadu; Here Is the List

The Sangam period also known as the 'Sangam Age' was a golden age in the history of Tamil Nadu. It was during this period that entire South India exploded with creativity, innovation, and learning. It is believed that this period saw the rise of several great poets, philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists during this time. This period witnessed the development of various fields such as literature, art, architecture, science, and technology. This led to an increase in trade between different states and even countries across the world.

In ancient Tamil Nadu, there were several important sites where archaeological remains belonging to the Sangam period have been found. The following are some of them:

Ancient Tamil Nadu

Ancient Tamil Nadu

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1) Name of site: Kaveripattinam
Distirct: Myladuthurai
Nature of remnants: A massive brick structure of Buddhist stupa, the remains of Buddha Pata, sculpture.

2) Name of site: Manigiramam
Distirct: Myladuthurai
Nature of remnants: A brick Warf near the sea shore and associate of ceramics.

Ancient Tamil Nadu

Ancient Tamil Nadu

BOMBMAN

3) Name of site: Thondi
Distirct: Ramanathapuram
Nature of remnants: The trial excavation was conducted at a mound near Thondi Amman Temple. Potteries and bricks belonging to the late period like coarse red ware were collected.

4) Name of site: Alagankulam
Distirct: Ramanathapuram
Nature of remnants: The most significant findings of the excavation are hundreds of potsherds from the Mediterranean region. Assignable to the first century BCE, they include Amphorae jar pieces and Rouletted ware, and pieces of Red ware with Tamil Brahmi letters. They are Other antiquities include beads, perforated tiles, and bricks at various levels. Three Roman coins containing the figure of the head of the Roman emperor on one side and the figure of the goddess of victory, holding a globe on the other side. Both sides show that the coins are issued by the Roman Emperor Valentine II who ruled around 375 CE.

Ancient Tamil Nadu

Ancient Tamil Nadu

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5) Name of site: Kayalpattinam
District: Thoothukudi
Nature of remnants: A few ceramics of the Sangam period such as Black-and-red ware, sherds on black slipped, and plain red ware.

6) Name of site: Korkai
District: Thoothukudi
Nature of remnants: Black -and -red ware, sherds on black slipped, plain red, and red slipped wares, terracotta tiles also found. The bricks are also available on this site (45cmx28cm x7.5cms). Yielded several Graffiti and inscribed potsherds bearing Tamil Brahmi scripts. The Antiquities from this site consists of various object copper and iron, torso in terracotta, bone earlobes, and arrowheads. The pearl -oysters are found on various levels of the trenches.

Ancient Tamil Nadu

Ancient Tamil Nadu

Didier Descouens

7) Name of site: Adichanallur
District: Thoothukudi
Nature of remnants: Black -and -red ware and red ware with associate pots such as bowl, lid, ring stand, plate, shallow bowl, etc., a Copper object such as lamps and rings, bangles, Copper Coins, iron implements such as Arrowhead, Antimony rod.

8) Name of site: Keeladi
District: Sivaganga
Nature of remnants: Coins, Brick Structure, Semi - precious beads, Glass Beads, Tamil Brahmi potsherds, Graffiticmarcks, ware with associate pots such as bowl, lid, ring stand, plate, shallow bowl, etc., The lamps and rings, bangles, Copper Coins, and iron implements such as arrowheads, and Antimony rods.

Ancient Tamil Nadu

Ancient Tamil Nadu

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9) Name of site: Porunthal
District: Dindigul
Nature of remnants: Glass, Semi -precious beads, Coins, Brick Structure, Beads, Tamil Brahmi potsherds, Graffiti marks, ware with associate pots such as bowl, lid, ring stand, plate, shallow bowl, etc., The lamps and rings, bangles, Copper Coins, and iron implements such as arrowheads, and Sword.

10) Name of site: Kodumanal
District: Erode
Nature of remnants: Glass, Semi-precious beads, Brick Structure, Beads, Tamil Brahmi potsherds, Graffiti marks, ware with associate pots such as bowl, lid, ring stand, plate, shallow bowl, etc., The Bone Tools, lamps and rings, bangles, Copper Coins, and iron implements such as arrowheads, and Sword.

Ancient Tamil Nadu

Ancient Tamil Nadu

11) Name of site: Uraiyur
District: Trichy
Nature of remnants: Beads, Brick Structure, Tamil Brahmi potsherds, Graffiti marks, ware with associate pots such as bowl, lid, ring stand, plate, shallow bowl, etc.

12) Name of site: Karur
District: Karur
Nature of remnants: Brick Structure, Beads, Tamil Brahmi potsherds, Graffiti marks, ware with associate pots such as bowl, lid, ring stand, plate, shallow bowl, etc.

Ancient Tamil Nadu

Ancient Tamil Nadu

Rajesh of Raigad

13) Name of site: Perur
District: Coimbatore
Nature of remnants: Graffiti marks, Brick Structure, Beads, ware with associate pots such as bowl, lid, ring stand, plate, shallow bowl, etc.

14) Name of site: Vallam
District: Vallam
Nature of remnants: Tamil-Brahmi potsherds, Graffiti marks, ware with associate pots such as bowl, lid, ring stand, plate, shallow bowl, etc.

Ancient Tamil Nadu

Ancient Tamil Nadu

15) Name of site: Teriruveli
Distirct: Ramanathapuram
Nature of remnants: Graffiti marks, Tamil-Brahmi potsherds, ware with associate pots such as bowl, lid, ring stand, plate, shallow bowl, etc.

16) Name of site: Mandi
Distirct: Virudhunagar
Nature of remnants: Tamil-Brahmi potsherds, Graffiti marks, ware with associate pots such as bowl, lid, ring stand, etc.

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