Neelamana Madhavan Nampoothiri
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Dr. N.M. Nampoothiri (Kizhakke Neelamana in Chengannur, 17 April 1943 – 30 March 2017) was an Indian historian and a former college professor at Malayalam PG Centre - Sree Punnasseri Neelakanta Sharma Memorial Government Sanskrit College, Pattambi, Palakkad District, Kerala. He died at Alappuzha at 12.30 hrs on 30 March 2017 after prolonged illness.
In an interview with Asianet News in 2006, a Malayalam News Channel, he said the artifacts excavated so far from Pattanam do not prove the location is that of Muziris. His perspective on findings in Pattanam is that the excavated pottery sherds assures that they were here, but not assures there existed an ancient harbour.
According to Dr Roberta Tomber, of the British Museum, even if Muziris has been found, one mystery remains - just how it disappeared so completely in the first place. Muziris remains almost a mythical port, an ancient rendezvous for trade between Rome and southern India - but it appeared to have simply disappeared.
List of worksEdit
Tovari Rock cut Shelter: Nampoothiri identified and brought to light the Tovari, a prehistoric rock cut shelter of Edakkal series in collaboration with Dr. M.R. Raghava Varier. It was from the Edakkal Caves area, Dr. Varier found an ancient Tamil Brahmi inscription in February 2012.
Village to village heritage survey: In October 2013 he said a survey will be executed with the help of college students under village to village heritage survey.
- Seminar on Synod of Diamper
- Re-enactment of Mamankam
- Nampoothiri, N.M. (2006). Mamangam Festival Appreciation of India Art. Sura Books. p. 16. ISBN 9788174781758.
- Perspective on Location of Muziris
- on YouTube
- News in BBC
- Sixth season of Pattanam Excavations
- Discovery of Tamil Brahmi Inscription from Edakkal
- village to village heritage survey
- Official Web site : http://www.malabarandkeralastudies.net/home