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| Last Updated:: 01/06/2023

When Roman merchants and soldiers came to Madurai to trade in pepper




These traders used to take advantage of the monsoonal winds blowing in the Arabian Sea to reach Kerala ports. It was a perilous 45-day journey from a port in Egypt to Musiri. From there, they would make the journey by road to cross the Western Ghats




Source: The Hindu Chennai, 26/05/2023, pg.9.