Tamil-Brahmi inscription on pottery found in Thailand



A unique Tamil-Brahmi Inscription on pottery of the second century AD has recently been excavated in Thailand.

A Thai-French team of archaeologists, led by Dr. Bérénice Bellina led the investigations. They read tu Ra o... , possibly part of the Tamil word turavon meaning `monk.' This is the earliest Tamil inscription found so far in South East Asia and attests to the maritime contacts India had with the Far East even in the early centuries AD.

This is important, among other reasons, because it presents a parallel with the situation with Indian inscriptions in Egypt and the Red Sea area. Read report
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