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AD 45: Heppalus in Muziris, Kodungallur

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AD 45: A Roman-Greek sailor, Heppalus founded the direction of south west monsoon wind in AD 45. This finding helps him to find the route of Muziris (Kodungallur). They sail from the Horn of Africa to Kerala, India in 40 days. Thus they shifted the spice trade from north Indian ports to Muziris which called the "first commercial center of India." It enabled direct trade with Roman Empire. Many mariners like Panthenus, Cosmos Indicopleustes, Huan Tsang and others landed after this.

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