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History stands still in seabed off Sri Lanka
Asian Tribune ^ | Sunday, July 8, 2007 | Janaka Perera

Posted on 07/08/2007 11:01:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The popularization of scuba diving after World War II had its impact on Sri Lanka, when Sir Arthur Clarke and Mike Wilson (later Swami Siva Kalki) came here after their successful expedition on the Great Barrier Reef. They came here to write on the 'Reefs of Taprobane' (Sri Lanka ). Here they were joined by Jonklass. Although spear-fishing and coral reef exploration were the scuba divers' primary aims, searching for wrecks soon became their past time in a sea strewn with ship wrecks. It was Sir Arthur Clarke's book which first carried colour photographs of off-shore shipwrecks and the ruins of the 'Temple of Thousand Columns' under the seas... In 1964, Sir Arthur and Mike Wilson discovered a 17th century wreck of a Dutch vessel with a cargo of silver coins and bronze ca[n]non... Sri Lanka has to gear itself to monitor, evaluate, study and safeguard this wealth of archaeological material.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: adamsbridge; godsgravesglyphs; hanuman; india; ramayana; ramsethu; ramsetu; srilanka
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1 posted on 07/08/2007 11:01:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 07/08/2007 11:02:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (This tagline optimized for the Mosaic browser. Profile updated Friday, July 6, 2007.)
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To: SunkenCiv
During my last trips to Sri Lanka in the mid 1990’s I saw very large sailing dhows still used in commerce.
3 posted on 07/09/2007 6:29:47 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: SunkenCiv
"Sri Lanka has to gear itself to monitor, evaluate, study and safeguard this wealth of archaeological material."

There is a nasty civil war going on there now... not likely.

Right off the southernmost tip of India, Kanniyakumari, would be another good place to look - as on the entire shallow area of sea between India and Sri Lanka. I suspect it was once a land bridge.


4 posted on 07/09/2007 7:28:38 AM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (The GOP is "Whig"ing out.)
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NASA digital images discover ancient “Ramayana” bridge between India, Lanka
PTI | Washington, October 09 2002 | Editorial Staff
Posted on 10/09/2002 11:35:38 AM EDT by vannrox
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Ram Sethu: Scientific Evidence Of Ancient Human Activity (Ramas Bridge)
Organizer ^ | 4-29-2007 | S. Kalyanaraman
Posted on 04/23/2007 6:35:24 PM EDT by blam
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5 posted on 07/09/2007 8:03:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (This tagline optimized for the Mosaic browser. Profile updated Friday, July 6, 2007.)
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To: RikaStrom

ping for home


6 posted on 07/09/2007 8:05:38 AM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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Can the monkey god save Rama’s underwater bridge?
Times Online | March 27, 2007 | Ruth Gledhill and Jeremy Page
Posted on 03/27/2007 9:43:20 AM EDT by Alex Murphy
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Interview [with Iravatham Mahadevan,] the Madras Indus scholar
Himal | April 2007 | interviewed by Sundar Ganesan
Posted on 03/31/2007 10:44:03 AM EDT by SunkenCiv
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7 posted on 07/09/2007 8:07:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (This tagline optimized for the Mosaic browser. Profile updated Friday, July 6, 2007.)
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Hanuman bridge is myth: Experts
THE TIMES OF INDIA | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2002 | No Author listed
Posted on 10/19/2002 7:25:58 PM EDT by jimtorr
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No archaeological studies to support existence of Ram Sethu
Zee News | Wednesday, March 7, 2007 | Bureau Report
Posted on 03/07/2007 12:16:43 PM EST by SunkenCiv
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8 posted on 07/09/2007 8:18:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (This tagline optimized for the Mosaic browser. Profile updated Friday, July 6, 2007.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Map taking into account sea level drop from last major ice age, from the 1st thread you posted...



Modern day Sri Lanka would have been in a very temperate zone, for the times...
9 posted on 07/09/2007 8:42:32 AM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (The GOP is "Whig"ing out.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Aha! I’ve read about the theory in the 90s, but didn’t realize there was actually a place for the End of History


10 posted on 07/09/2007 2:57:13 PM PDT by wildbill
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