Trissur: An ancient well made of clay has been discovered near Kodungallur at a place called Sreenarayanapuram. The well, believed to be centuries old, was found in the field belonging to Parthasarathy Master. People are flocking to the place to see the old terracotta well.
The well was discovered when the land was being dug up for burying waste materials. The well, which is made of clay rings, is still pretty much intact, compared to its ancient origins.
However, this well bears resemblance to terracotta well recently unearthed in Tamil Nadu during excavations. That terracotta well has been dated to 2,000 years using Carbon dating.
The well near Kodungallur consists of eight rings made up of clay baked in fire. The well beings at a depth of even feet below ground. Though it is estimated that the well is old, only an advanced Carbon age test can confirm its exact time of origin.
Experts say that the area, which includes Thrikanna Mathilakom and Muziris, is historically significant. The clay well also adds to the fact that people used to inhabit the area since ancient times.
The site was visited by MR Raghavan Variyer, Director of Center for Heritage Studies, officials from the Archeological department and MLA ET Taison.
The owner of the land, Parthasarathy master, who is winner of the state’s teacher award, said that he wished to preserve the well at the site itself with the approval of the archeology department.