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Experts check Pampa artefacts

A terracotta figurine of a man’s bust unearthed from the banks of the Pampa at Edayaranmula.

A terracotta figurine of a man’s bust unearthed from the banks of the Pampa at Edayaranmula.  

A team of experts comprising S. Bhoopesh, conservation engineer, and Rajeshkumar, curator, attached to the State Archaeology Department, visited Edayaranmula, near Aranmula, on Monday to examine the terracotta artefacts sighted along a caved-in portion on the banks of the Pampa two days ago.

The terracotta pieces were male and female figurines, snakeheads, bust of a man and a twin female terracotta figurine.

Vasthu Vidya Gurukulam executive director P.K .Karunadas too visited the site and the terracotta pieces were shifted to the safety of a room at the Gurukulam building at Aranmula.

Rajeev Puliyoor, Malayalam teacher at the Mahatma Gandhi University BEd Centre at Elanthoor, who has been doing research on the ‘Pampa Valley Civilization,’ sees possibility of more valuable artefacts lying buried in the locality. He stressed the need for an excavation of the site from where the artefacts had been unearthed. He said 10 more terracotta figurines were collected from the area on Monday.

Mr. Puliyoor said historian M.R. Raghava Warrier would be visiting the place on Tuesday.

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