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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 382 Graham Hancock 09-Apr-02 15:44
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 260 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... 250 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 265 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? 259 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 280 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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