Ancient harbour discovered in Trincomalee

Ancient harbour discovered in Trincomalee

Ancient harbour discovered in Trincomalee

Written by Staff Writer

20 Feb, 2014 | 8:24 am

An excavation in the Illankathurai area in Trincomalee has lead to the discovery of the remains of an ancient harbour that had global relations in its time.

The excavation had been carried out under the supervision of Senior Lecturer of the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology of Keleniya University, Prof. Arjuna Thanthilage.

Prof. Arjuna Thanthilage stated that they had discovered remains of goods and a large amount of beads belonging to foreign nations.

Speaking to Newsfirst, Prof. Thanthilage said that they speculate the harbour might have been constructed because of a copper deposition in the area.

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