Karur is situated about 70 km from Tiruchirappalli town and is a District headquarters. The excavation results have thrown valuable light on the identification of this place as an important trade centre.

The important findings are several potsherds with Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions assignable to the beginning of the Common era. The inscribed potsherds were found along with Roman Amphorae and rouletted ware of Mediterranean origin.