Arikamedu archaeological site  has been very badly damaged by the  cyclone Thana , which hit Puducherry on new year eve.  The palm trees along the river bank have been uprooted. Many valuable artifacts of the site  have been washed away to the river and sea. Fishing boats from opposite bank have landed along the site. The fishermen are trying to take the boat from the mud. The exposed walls which divide the site in to south and north grids have fallen down partially. The French Mission house, the only visible architecture structure is still intact though big trees fallen into it .

There is an urgent need to save this precious piece of our collective memory . The authorities are not concerned about protecting valuable remains.
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