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Rare Cave Inscriptions
The Sunday Times ^ | 3-8-2008 | Gamini Mahadura

Posted on 03/08/2008 7:27:51 PM PST by blam

Rare cave inscriptions

By Gamini Mahadura

A cave with rare ancient inscriptions dating back to more than 10000 years has reportedly been discovered at Badungala in the PS division of Yakkalamulla in Galle. Archaeology officials say that the inscriptions date back to the Endera yugaya or the era when animals were domesticated.

They say similar cave inscriptions had been so far discovered in Alauwa, Ambilikanda and Mawanella. This is the first time that such a find has been reported from the South.


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: cave; caveart; epigraphy; godsgravesglyphs; inscriptions; language; rare; srilanka

1 posted on 03/08/2008 7:27:51 PM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 03/08/2008 7:28:19 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

Has alphabetical characteristics!


3 posted on 03/08/2008 7:30:26 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: blam

It says, “The cave wall is better than the movie.”


4 posted on 03/08/2008 7:30:29 PM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: blam
Image hosted by Photobucket.com for a good time call...
5 posted on 03/08/2008 7:32:09 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: blam
Pretty amazing. This looks like written language.
6 posted on 03/08/2008 7:34:01 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Chode

> for a good time call...

No kidding. I’m always amused by archeologists striving
to assign profound meaning to what, in perhaps many cases,
is nothing more than graffiti.

Vote for Orlak, the candidate for change.


7 posted on 03/08/2008 7:38:14 PM PST by Boundless (Legacy Media is hazardous to your mental health)
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To: MHGinTN

Looks like it says “Grendel”!

:))


8 posted on 03/08/2008 7:41:48 PM PST by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: blam

Human history (especially civilization) keeps being pushed back in time. Wouldn’t this be the earliest writing yet found?


9 posted on 03/08/2008 7:42:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: Boundless
Image hosted by Photobucket.com yup... Orlak was here!!!
10 posted on 03/08/2008 7:46:30 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Dahoser

“The cave wall is better than the movie.” ................ Boy! You can say that again! What a waste of money. According to the movie all mankind must have lived in close proximity. Snow covered land near tropical forests and deserts. Monmouths helping to move blocks to build pyramids and a friendly saber tooth tiger to the rescue. SAVE YOUR MONEY!


11 posted on 03/08/2008 7:49:54 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: blam
Badungala in the PS division of Yakkalamulla in Galle. Archaeology officials say that the inscriptions date back to the Endera yugaya

O Rly?

I say Kilroy was here, 5,000 years ago tops.
12 posted on 03/08/2008 7:58:17 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: blam

I suppose I could google it - but just where in the world is this place?


13 posted on 03/08/2008 8:29:32 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop
Badungala in the PS division of Yakkalamulla in Galle.

Didn't you read the article??? Sheesh!
14 posted on 03/08/2008 9:08:42 PM PST by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
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To: Gumdrop

Sri Lanka


15 posted on 03/08/2008 9:09:49 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Chode

"BEWARE THE OBAMANATION!
IT WILL
SAP YOUR LIFE FORCE,
& DESTROY YOur natio...."

16 posted on 03/08/2008 9:16:51 PM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos; Waterboarding Jihadists Works!))
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To: Boundless
No kidding. I’m always amused by archeologists striving to assign profound meaning to

Thank you! That always bothers me.

What would they say of our last two centuries if they had no video or writings of it? TV antennas would be reaching out to the heavens, DVD players would be receptacles of offerings, McDonalds, temples of the gods.......

17 posted on 03/08/2008 10:46:00 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Does so
Vote for Orlak, the candidate for change.

Thanks, I needed that one! :)

18 posted on 03/09/2008 4:46:30 AM PDT by Does so (...against all enemies, DOMESTIC and foreign...)
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To: Dahoser
"here I sit all broken hearted...tried to ..."...well...you know the rest.
19 posted on 03/09/2008 5:29:43 AM PDT by Tainan (Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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To: Yehuda
Image hosted by Photobucket.com tooo damn funny...
20 posted on 03/09/2008 5:48:17 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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21 posted on 03/09/2008 9:18:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: Gumdrop
It's you know, right here:

at Badungala in the PS division of Yakkalamulla in Galle.

22 posted on 03/09/2008 9:38:08 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Macro-Etymology: Paleosigns [writing 20,000 years ago?]
Macro-Etymology Website | prior to May 20, 2005 | the webmasters thereof
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23 posted on 03/09/2008 9:57:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: Chode

funny in a scary sort of way...,

,(; >)


24 posted on 03/09/2008 11:17:36 AM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos; Waterboarding Jihadists Works!))
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To: Gumdrop
but just where in the world is this place?

I've never heard of it.

25 posted on 03/09/2008 3:04:09 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: blam

It says, please to remove shoes at entrance.


26 posted on 03/09/2008 8:43:17 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Gumdrop

Sri Lanka


27 posted on 03/10/2008 4:44:56 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the US Senate)
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To: blam

Spitzer blames his trists on Bushes wire taps but I think they read the inscrptions on this wall!


28 posted on 03/10/2008 1:54:15 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Id rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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