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A few comments:

I suspect that the NIO avoided use of the name "Graham Hancock" because of the 'negative implications' surrounding that name. That name was mentioned in connection with press statements regarding the Cambay findings, and I believe the NIO wanted to distance itself from Graham Hancock at all costs, just as it would distance itself from any findings which have the name "Erich von Daniken" associated with them.


In the same vein, the dating of the ruins in question was assigned to a period that would not raise eyebrows and cause many red faces in academia.

To do otherwise would bring another negative backlash as occurred in the Cambay announcement, where irate orthodox archeologists questioned whether those structures were even man-made, much less dated back to anything before the Harappan period.


I think though that the way this press release is written - in a such a way as to avoid an immediate hostile response - does not mean that ultimately the proper credit will not be assigned to Graham Hancock for the contributions he has made.

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Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 382 Graham Hancock 09-Apr-02 15:44
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 259 Dave R 09-Apr-02 16:03
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 207 KatDawg 09-Apr-02 16:08
Mahabalipuram dives 233 Rayw 09-Apr-02 16:17
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 197 ISHMAEL 09-Apr-02 16:28
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 265 subbul 09-Apr-02 16:33
apologies and i am ashamed 292 prema 09-Apr-02 16:49
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 212 IanScot 09-Apr-02 16:54
NIO's staffs previous statement about U shaped structure 205 prema 09-Apr-02 17:01
NIO's staffs previous statement about the U shaped structure at poompuhar 325 prema 09-Apr-02 17:02
Oh God, oops again. 310 prema 09-Apr-02 19:07
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 266 lobo-hotei 09-Apr-02 17:45
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 205 Daryl 09-Apr-02 18:39
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 198 lobo-hotei 09-Apr-02 18:58
Re: Well... 249 stickler 09-Apr-02 23:40
Re: Well... 247 stickler 10-Apr-02 00:16
Well... 212 Harry 09-Apr-02 20:18
Re: Well... 262 fisherman 09-Apr-02 23:20
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 170 MikeS 10-Apr-02 09:01
let us recap 247 prema 10-Apr-02 09:35
Re: let us recap 264 stickler 10-Apr-02 10:40
Re: let us recap 151 prema 10-Apr-02 10:42
Re: let us recap 217 MikeS 10-Apr-02 10:57
Re: let us recap 239 prema 10-Apr-02 11:34
Re: let us recap 246 MikeS 10-Apr-02 12:31
Re: let us recap 289 prema 10-Apr-02 13:01
Re: let us recap 250 MikeS 10-Apr-02 13:29
Re: let us recap 169 prema 10-Apr-02 13:37
Re: let us recap 249 stickler 10-Apr-02 12:05
Re: let us recap 229 MikeS 10-Apr-02 12:07
Re: let us recap 154 stickler 10-Apr-02 13:03
Re: let us recap 186 prema 10-Apr-02 13:09
Re: let us recap 181 Biruni 10-Apr-02 14:30
Re: let us recap 228 MikeS 10-Apr-02 14:48
Re: let us recap 275 Morph 10-Apr-02 15:28
result is a result not matter what it is 231 prema 10-Apr-02 15:40
Re: result is a result not matter what it is 253 Morph 10-Apr-02 16:01
my english is not good!!! 236 prema 10-Apr-02 16:52
my english is not good!!! 291 prema 10-Apr-02 16:52
Re: my english is not good!!! 267 Morph 11-Apr-02 11:24
Re: my english is not good!!! 250 prema 11-Apr-02 13:01
My Tamil is fantastic... 202 Morph 11-Apr-02 14:06
sorry 242 prema 11-Apr-02 14:12
Probably just me... 221 Morph 11-Apr-02 14:19
wow, i could understand this. 245 prema 11-Apr-02 14:33
Re: wow, i could understand this. 212 MikeS 11-Apr-02 15:07
Re: wow, i could understand this. 163 prema 11-Apr-02 15:16
Re: wow, i could understand this. 253 Morph 12-Apr-02 13:45
Re: wow, i could understand this. 380 prema 12-Apr-02 15:55
who said this? 258 prema 12-Apr-02 18:02
Re: Probably just me... 223 annika 12-Apr-02 19:55
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 292 Robert Bauval 10-Apr-02 17:59
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 290 fisherman 10-Apr-02 18:49
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 279 Robert Bauval 10-Apr-02 19:46
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 243 stickler 10-Apr-02 20:09
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 253 lobo-hotei 10-Apr-02 21:17
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 262 Daryl 10-Apr-02 21:32
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 262 lobo-hotei 11-Apr-02 07:47
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 261 stickler 10-Apr-02 21:58
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 232 Robert Bauval 11-Apr-02 07:07
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 208 stickler 11-Apr-02 11:58
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 246 Robert Bauval 11-Apr-02 15:40
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 254 Morph 11-Apr-02 11:27
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 278 lobo-hotei 11-Apr-02 05:29
Reread my earlier post as well 325 fisherman 11-Apr-02 17:07
Re: Reread my earlier post as well 204 Robert Bauval 11-Apr-02 21:34
Re: Reread my earlier post as well 201 fisherman 12-Apr-02 16:05
Re: Reread my earlier post as well 263 lulu 11-Apr-02 21:41


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