Ancient Chinese pottery and coins found in southwest India

A join Indian and Chinese archaeological team conducting excavations at Kollam Port, second largest port in Karela, India, discovered numerous various relics, including coins, metal objects, and vessel fragments.

Chinese pottery fragments (by CCR News)

The Port was built during the Chola Dynasty (300s BC-1279 AD) of ancient India in the mid-9th century. Researchers state that the excavations unearthed over 10000 ancient pottery fragments, over 1000 ancient metallic objects, Indian red-sand-pottery, stained glass from Mediterranean, copper coins, peacock blue pottery from Islamic areas and both Chinese pottery and coins. Chinese pottery is said to have originated from various provinces, including Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Guangdong and Fujian, and dating from the 8th century to the 14th century AD.

Chinese coins found at the site (by CCR News)

(after CRI English & CCR News)

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