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  • Divers Find Ruins Of Mythical City Off India

    04/10/2002 7:34:31 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 567+ views
    Ananova ^ | 4-10-2002
    Divers find ruins of mythical city off India Explorers believe they have discovered remains of a mythical city off the coast of India. According to legend it was swallowed up by the sea about 2,000 years ago. An expedition from the Scientific Exploration Society and India's National Institute of Oceanography discovered the ruins off the coast of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. Structures which appear to be man-made were found at depths of five to seven metres. Local legend tells of a great city containing seven temples, so beautiful that the jealous gods sent a flood to engulf it. Author Graham...
  • Drowned Indian city could be world's oldest

    01/18/2002 9:59:20 AM PST · by Oxylus · 26 replies · 304+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 18 January 02 | Emma Young
    Evidence of an ancient "lost river civilisation" has been uncovered off the west coast of India, the country's minister for science and technology has announced. Local archaeologists claim the find could push back currently accepted dates of the emergence of the world's first cities. Underwater archaeologists at the National Institute of Ocean Technology first detected signs of an ancient submerged settlement in the Gulf of Cambray, off Gujarat, in May 2001. They have now conducted further acoustic imaging surveys and have carbon dated one of the finds. The acoustic imaging has identified a nine-kilometre-long stretch of what was once a ...
  • Michigan Copper in the Mediterranean

    08/06/2011 4:11:06 PM PDT · by Renfield · 85 replies
    Grahamhancock.com ^ | 8-2011 | Jay Stuart Wakefield
    The Shipping of Michigan Copper across the Atlantic in the Bronze Age (Isle Royale and Keweenaw Peninsula, c. 2400BC-1200 BC) Summary Recent scientific literature has come to the conclusion that the major source of the copper that swept through the European Bronze Age after 2500 BC is unknown. However, these studies claim that the 10 tons of copper oxhide ingots recovered from the late Bronze Age (1300 BC) Uluburun shipwreck off the coast of Turkey was “extraordinarily pure” (more than 99.5% pure), and that it was not the product of smelting from ore. The oxhides are all brittle “blister copper”,...
  • Have the secrets of a lost civilisation finally been unearthed?

    10/28/2015 10:41:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 95 replies
    telegraph.co.u ^ | 4 October 2015 • 8:00am | Rupert Hawksley
    Based on Hancock's own investigations and interviews with archaeologists and astronomers, the book claimed survivors of this cataclysm, the giant flood remembered in myths all around the world, went on to settle in locations from Mexico to Egypt and impart their ancient knowledge to the other remaining humans. ...snip.... "Let's get to grips with that first of all," he says. "The foundations upon which history is based look increasingly suspect. Let's no longer shroud ourselves in the illusion that [mainstream] historians and archaeologists are invincible." There are, according to Hancock, two smoking guns. Firstly, naondiamonds - types of diamonds that...
  • Rare Artefacts Found (India - 'Kuravai Koothu')

    03/28/2006 11:11:20 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 1,261+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 3-28-2006 | TS Subramanian
    Rare artefacts found T.S. Subramanian Plaque belonging to 2nd century A.D. depicts `kuravai koothu' NEW DISCOVERIES: The terracota plaque with five dancers, and a figurine of Ganesha. (Below) A `vel' found in front of the sanctum sanctorum of the Muruga temple near the Tiger Cave near Mamallapuram. — Photo: S. Thanthoni CHENNAI: Several artefacts have been unearthed from the ruins of a Muruga temple that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been excavating since July 2005 on the beach at Salavankuppam close to the Tiger Cave, near Mamallapuram. The ASI's discoveries this year include a terracotta plaque that depicts...
  • Mystery of the smiling Buddha that arrived as a gift from the tsunami

    05/30/2005 7:58:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | May 31, 2005 | Catherine Philp
    THE little Buddhist sage sits underneath the tree only yards from the sea from which he was plucked, a whimsical smile upon his face. Villagers gather before him with offerings of incense and food. “We must look after him,” Gajendram, a fisherman, said as he knelt to light a candle. “He was sent 1,000 miles across the sea to protect us and he will stay with us for ever.” A few miles up the coast at Mahabalipuram, a group of daytrippers marvel at the weathered carvings on a huge rock sitting in the middle of the beach. To one side...
  • New Pallava temple complex discovered in Mahabalipuram

    04/13/2005 11:01:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 418+ views
    Newz ^ | 4/12/05
    In a major success, archaeologists in Mahabalipuram district have discovered remains of a 4th century Hindu temple built by the kings of the majestic Pallava dynasty. Archaeologists say the uncovering is the result of the December 26 tsunami that destroyed the beaches of various South Asian countries and claimed thousands of lives. The archaeologists inform that the newly discovered temple is a complex by itself. "We carried out extensive diving offshore and there we found certain remains which suggested some human activity in the region. To confirm and correlate that, we carried out excavation on this land and during the...
  • More Temples Pop Out of Sea-Bed (Uncovered by Tsunami)

    04/02/2005 5:39:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,326+ views
    CHENNAI, March 31. — After the excitement of discovering man made rock structures under sea off Mahabalipuram coast, the excavation team of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has now unearthed traces of two more temples on shore. Adjoining the Shore Temple, these findings could perhaps lend credence to legends about ‘Seven Pagodas (temples)’ having stood on this historic spot, once a flourishing port town under the Pallavas. “We are presently excavating the remains of two structural temples on shore, both to the south of the Shore Temple. They appear to be similar in size to the Shore Temple. And,...
  • Tsunami Uncovers Ancient City in India

    02/18/2005 6:12:00 AM PST · by Unam Sanctam · 21 replies · 1,425+ views
    AP/Red Nova ^ | Feb. 18, 2005
    MAHABALIPURAM, India (AP) -- Archaeologists have begun underwater excavations of what is believed to be an ancient city and parts of a temple uncovered by the tsunami off the coast of a centuries-old pilgrimage town. Three rocky structures with elaborate carvings of animals have emerged near the coastal town of Mahabalipuram, which was battered by the Dec. 26 tsunami. As the waves receded, the force of the water removed sand deposits that had covered the structures, which appear to belong to a port city built in the seventh century, said T. Satyamurthy, a senior archaeologist with the Archaeological Survey of...
  • The sea claimed an ancient capital of India. Now it has given it back

    02/13/2005 8:05:17 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 24 replies · 1,588+ views
    The Independent ^ | 14 February 2005 | Jan McGirk
    Two granite lions placed as guardians of an ancient city proved impotent before the power of the sea. But that same force has brought them to light centuries later. The Boxing Day tsunami has revealed what archaeologists believe to be the lost ruins of an ancient city off Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The 30-metre waves, which reshaped the Bay of Bengal and swept more than 16,000 Indians to their deaths, shifted thousands of tons of sand to unearth the pair of elaborately carved stone lions near the 7th-century Dravidian Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram. Indian archaeologists believe these granite beasts...
  • Tsunami uncovers stone carvings (India)

    02/13/2005 2:20:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 890+ views
    MAMALLAPURAM (Tamil Nadu), Feb. 12. — The tsunami that hit the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu in December has brought to light a big block of stone carvings hidden under water near the world famous shore temple here. Some sculptures which have shot into view include that of lions, a horse, and a miniature cut-in shrine. Archaeological Survey of India has decided to conduct a detailed survey here soon, official sources said. A technical underwater survey is likely to commence around next month. A team of officials and photographers from Delhi are likely to arrive here, situated about 60 km...
  • Tsunami throws up India relics - The Tides of Spirituality

    02/12/2005 6:11:11 PM PST · by Red Sea Swimmer · 7 replies · 852+ views
    BBC News, Delhi ^ | Soutik Biswas
    The relics have been buried under the sand for centuries. The deadly tsunami could have uncovered the remains of an ancient port city off the coast in southern India. Archaeologists say they have discovered some stone remains from the coast close to India's famous beachfront Mahabalipuram temple in Tamil Nadu state following the 26 December tsunami. They believe that the "structures" could be the remains of an ancient and once-flourishing port city in the area housing the famous 1200-year-old rock-hewn temple. Three pieces of remains, which include a granite lion, were found buried in the sand after the coastline receded...
  • Tsunami throws up India relics

    02/11/2005 8:30:44 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 54 replies · 2,773+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 11 February, 2005, 13:31 GMT | BBC News
    The deadly tsunami could have uncovered the remains of an ancient port city off the coast in southern India. Archaeologists say they have discovered some stone remains from the coast close to India's famous beachfront Mahabalipuram temple in Tamil Nadu state following the 26 December tsunami. They believe that the "structures" could be the remains of an ancient and once-flourishing port city in the area housing the famous 1200-year-old rock-hewn temple. Three pieces of remains, which include a granite lion, were found buried in the sand after the coastline receded in the area after the tsunami struck. Undersea remains "They...
  • Clues To Missing Pagodas Found

    07/10/2002 4:51:08 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 652+ views
    Times Of India ^ | 7-6-2002 | Akshaya Mukul
    Clues to missing pagodas found AKSHAYA MUKUL TIMES NEWS NETWORK [ SATURDAY, JULY 06, 2002 11:49:09 PM ] NEW DELHI: Submerged structures found off the coast of Mahabalipuram in the Bay of Bengal could well solve the mystery of seven pagodas dating back to the Pallava Period (7th Century AD). The Archaeological Survey of India’s Underwater Archaeology Wing (UAW) has discovered three walls and a number of carved architectural members of ancient temples running north to south and east to west. Also found are seven big submerged rocks 500 metres off shore. According to UAW in-charge Alok Tripathi, who undertook...
  • New Finds Worldwide Support Flood Myths

    05/31/2002 5:00:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 48 replies · 3,406+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | May 28, 2002 | Brian Handwerk
    New Finds Worldwide Support Flood Myths Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News May 28, 2002 Ancient stories of massive floods pass from generation to generation and in many places in the world are integral to a people's spoken history. The tales differ by locale, but commonly feature either torrential rains or a hugely destructive wall of water bursting into a valley, destroying everything in its path. In many cases, the flooding is an act of retribution by displeased gods. Scientists, historians, and archaeologists view many of these enduring tales as myth, legend, or allegoric tales meant to illustrate moral principles....
  • Lost Civilisation From 7,500 BC Discovered Off Indian Coast

    01/16/2002 5:18:59 AM PST · by blam · 113 replies · 8,270+ views
    Ananova ^ | 1-16-2002
    Lost civilisation from 7,500 BC discovered off Indian coast Archaeologists have found a civilisation dating back to 7,500 BC off India's western coast. The find is 5,000 years older than any previously unearthed civilisation in the subcontinent. Researchers uncovered pottery, beads, sculptures, a fossilised jaw bone and human teeth at the Gulf of Cambay site.(DNA tests?) Previously, the oldest known civilisations were the Harrapan and Indus Valley communities - which date from around 2,500BC. Murli Manohar Joshi, minister for human resources and ocean development, told The Times of India: "The findings buried 40 metres below the sea reveal some ...
  • Divers find remains of six 'lost temples'

    04/10/2002 5:54:43 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 94 replies · 2,850+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 04/11/2002 | David Derbyshire
    A MYSTERIOUS settlement that sank beneath the waves at least 1,200 years ago has been discovered by divers off the south-east coast of India.Granite blocks and walls that lie 20ft below the surface may be the remains of six "lost temples" that form part of local mythology.The ruins came to light after the controversial amateur archaeologist and best-selling author Graham Hancock interviewed fisherman for a recent television series.After hearing accounts of the myth of a submerged city, he and two dozen divers searched the sea bed last week.India's National Institute of Oceanography, which was involved in the discovery, believes the...
  • Was God an astronaut?

    04/20/2010 11:28:32 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 30 replies · 898+ views
    Times of India ^ | Dec 9, 2006 | Times of India
    Who created mankind? According to some researchers, the answer lies with those who came from beyond the stars. The imagery of extra-terrestrial visitors who came in from other planets, and possibly even other galaxies, to seed the human race is a fascinating one, although highly speculative. Erich von Daniken, who popularised this theory with his book, Chariots of the Gods, believes that these visitors — termed as ancient astronauts — landed on Earth when the planet was still in its infancy. As part of their breeding experiments, they seeded the first human being and imparted them with the skills required...
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 65 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nêsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • Spanish investigators have discovered Atlantis's archaeological evidences...

    11/25/2004 6:49:34 PM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 38 replies · 12,309+ views
    Atlantis News's Agency (C.O.S.S.) ^ | 11-25-2004 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Spanish investigators have discovered Atlantis's archaeological evidences... Atlantis = Iberia. Atlantis in Gibraltar and Ibero-Morrocian. The Georgeo's theories (I Part) Extracts the Georgeo's theories an hipotesis. (Forum Atlantis-Rising 2001-2004)Official website of the Georgeos's tehories (in spanish)http://Atlantis.sitio.nethttp://Atlantis.miarroba.comhttp://Georgeos-Diaz.sitio.net Spanish investigators have discovered archaeological evidences underneath the sea, near the coasts of Gibraltar, that could belong to the Atlantic civilization described by Plato with the name of Atlantis and that the Greek philosopher located exactly in front of the Columns of Hercules (Straits of Gibraltar), next to the region of Gadeira (Cadiz, Andalusia) and of the Atlas (Morocco). The first findings were...