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hi,

i feel it is my duty to recap a bit here.

shore temples of Mamallapuram were built during 7th century AD. the city was submerged slowly, the process was witnessed by the whole Tamil community living there. it is not a big deal that people living there already knew about it, nor it is a big deal if the "discovery" was about the city mamallapuram, except ofcourse, the discovered temples are of heritage importance. there are so many such cities in east coast of Tamil Nadu, example Poompuhar and Dhanuskodi. the discovery of the city of Mamallapuram gains more importance and it goes to proove many unknown things, if it has already become a mythological story, but it has not yet.

now, for the same reason that it has not become the myth yet, and it is a well known fact, neither the government, nor the people there (especially in India) pay any interest to discover and the danger of this tendency is we loose the important information swallowed and destroyed, well, no one in india bother about it (so far).

the reason why GH deserve a credit is, he brought the entire issue to the top right from the bottom of the ocean.

I want people to remember at this point that what is discovered need not neccessarily be dated back to a period of 12000 years ago (refer my first sentence). irrespective of the date of the structure, THE DISCOVERY IS A SIGNIFICANT ACHEIVEMENT AND WHOSOEVER INVOLVED IN THIS DISCOVER DESERVES A MENTION. it is mistake what the NIO did. read GH's announcement, he does mention the fisherman and NIO's involvement. he is a gentleman. what i can see here is, as the announcement of this discovery might have been thought of invoking some political interest in this issue (thought i can not any such thing) and as mentioned by Kat in ma'at that NIO might wanted the announcement to happen in Indian soil, the team, which includes GH, SES and NIO should have sit and discussed the issue amicably and came out with a common program and common statements. as an experienced person, i do not know how GH missed or did not foresee these things. or what i can guess is, he did have discussion which did not go through or did not end with a common statement and a common programme. so, i guess GH knew such happening or similar thing before coming here. i do not underestimate the shock he got after seeing the statement that even his name wa completely missed out.

now, my question is,
mamallapuram dates back to 700 AD. on what grounds NIO assigned the date 1200 even if the though it belonged to pallava dynasty.

I welcome comments that may point out if i have missed any important point here.

regards,
prema

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Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 353 Graham Hancock 09-Apr-02 15:44
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 237 Dave R 09-Apr-02 16:03
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 184 KatDawg 09-Apr-02 16:08
Mahabalipuram dives 202 Rayw 09-Apr-02 16:17
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 174 ISHMAEL 09-Apr-02 16:28
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 204 subbul 09-Apr-02 16:33
apologies and i am ashamed 268 prema 09-Apr-02 16:49
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 191 IanScot 09-Apr-02 16:54
NIO's staffs previous statement about U shaped structure 179 prema 09-Apr-02 17:01
NIO's staffs previous statement about the U shaped structure at poompuhar 287 prema 09-Apr-02 17:02
Oh God, oops again. 287 prema 09-Apr-02 19:07
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 242 lobo-hotei 09-Apr-02 17:45
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 184 Daryl 09-Apr-02 18:39
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 175 lobo-hotei 09-Apr-02 18:58
Re: Well... 226 stickler 09-Apr-02 23:40
Re: Well... 226 stickler 10-Apr-02 00:16
Well... 188 Harry 09-Apr-02 20:18
Re: Well... 238 fisherman 09-Apr-02 23:20
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 147 MikeS 10-Apr-02 09:01
let us recap 224 prema 10-Apr-02 09:35
Re: let us recap 242 stickler 10-Apr-02 10:40
Re: let us recap 129 prema 10-Apr-02 10:42
Re: let us recap 194 MikeS 10-Apr-02 10:57
Re: let us recap 158 prema 10-Apr-02 11:34
Re: let us recap 222 MikeS 10-Apr-02 12:31
Re: let us recap 265 prema 10-Apr-02 13:01
Re: let us recap 226 MikeS 10-Apr-02 13:29
Re: let us recap 145 prema 10-Apr-02 13:37
Re: let us recap 226 stickler 10-Apr-02 12:05
Re: let us recap 206 MikeS 10-Apr-02 12:07
Re: let us recap 130 stickler 10-Apr-02 13:03
Re: let us recap 164 prema 10-Apr-02 13:09
Re: let us recap 158 Biruni 10-Apr-02 14:30
Re: let us recap 206 MikeS 10-Apr-02 14:48
Re: let us recap 247 Morph 10-Apr-02 15:28
result is a result not matter what it is 207 prema 10-Apr-02 15:40
Re: result is a result not matter what it is 232 Morph 10-Apr-02 16:01
my english is not good!!! 212 prema 10-Apr-02 16:52
my english is not good!!! 269 prema 10-Apr-02 16:52
Re: my english is not good!!! 244 Morph 11-Apr-02 11:24
Re: my english is not good!!! 226 prema 11-Apr-02 13:01
My Tamil is fantastic... 178 Morph 11-Apr-02 14:06
sorry 217 prema 11-Apr-02 14:12
Probably just me... 197 Morph 11-Apr-02 14:19
wow, i could understand this. 223 prema 11-Apr-02 14:33
Re: wow, i could understand this. 189 MikeS 11-Apr-02 15:07
Re: wow, i could understand this. 140 prema 11-Apr-02 15:16
Re: wow, i could understand this. 228 Morph 12-Apr-02 13:45
Re: wow, i could understand this. 354 prema 12-Apr-02 15:55
who said this? 237 prema 12-Apr-02 18:02
Re: Probably just me... 199 annika 12-Apr-02 19:55
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 269 Robert Bauval 10-Apr-02 17:59
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 266 fisherman 10-Apr-02 18:49
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 256 Robert Bauval 10-Apr-02 19:46
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 195 stickler 10-Apr-02 20:09
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 230 lobo-hotei 10-Apr-02 21:17
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 240 Daryl 10-Apr-02 21:32
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 237 lobo-hotei 11-Apr-02 07:47
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 237 stickler 10-Apr-02 21:58
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 210 Robert Bauval 11-Apr-02 07:07
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 187 stickler 11-Apr-02 11:58
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 222 Robert Bauval 11-Apr-02 15:40
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 231 Morph 11-Apr-02 11:27
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 256 lobo-hotei 11-Apr-02 05:29
Reread my earlier post as well 230 fisherman 11-Apr-02 17:07
Re: Reread my earlier post as well 178 Robert Bauval 11-Apr-02 21:34
Re: Reread my earlier post as well 177 fisherman 12-Apr-02 16:05
Re: Reread my earlier post as well 236 lulu 11-Apr-02 21:41


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