History 12 and 16 century A.D

Galle fortress is very famous in the world 16th century Portuguese, Gall was a port in pre- Christian times but gained in importance after the 12th century. By 14 century it was the most important port on the south western and southern coasts of Sri Lanka. Galle is one of the heritage sites in Sri Lanka.

Its center and surrounded by the strong Dutch -- Portuguese, the oldest building of the city. Galle But the more ancient and some scholars believe that both " Tarshish''of the Old Testament, where King Solomon sent his boats and where Jonah refuge.

The geographical position of Galle, the main routes world, rendered certainly for many centuries an important stopover between the Middle East and the 'East transforming it into a shopping center with a people rich and internationally.

According to James Emerson Tennent, Galle was the ancient seaport of Tarshish, from which King Solomon drew ivory, peacocks and other valuables. Certainly, cinnamon was exported from Sri Lanka as early as 1400 BC and the root of the word itself is Hebrew, so Galle may have been the main entrepot for the spice. So Galle is one of oldest harbor in Sri Lanka.

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