The archaeological site of Arikamedu is found along the south east coast of India near Pondicherry. Remnants of ancient trade are still on display and travellers to the city can take pleasure in a Pondicherry hotel located near Arikamedu. Hotel Atithi which is one of the popular places of Pondicherry accommodation will surely count as a suitable abode to be based at while on vacation.
The excavated area has revealed that Arikamedu once was an influential part of the ancient Roman trading world which saw merchants exchange their produce for the highest price. The city was also held in high regard due to its glass bead manufacturing facilities but it was the many terracotta objects, jewellery and textiles that lured traders and their ships from parts far and beyond. The old harbour was where goods were received which set the stage for commercial activities in Arikamedu. The area was divided into two separate sections with the ‘Yavanas’ of Greco Roman origin living in the northern portion of the city while the natives lived in the south. Arikamedu has been mentioned in the travel writings of French astronomer Guillaume Le Gentil who was in Pondicherry between 1768 and 1771. Currently the sight is home to ruined brick walls and lush greenery and should you be in Pondicherry, do consider coming over to Arikamedu.
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