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Hi Prema,

I think you've provided a good synopsis of some of the issues being discussed here.

Just to address your last point, though, you wrote:

<i>"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>

The NIO statement reads:

<i>"The possible date of the ruins may be 1500-1200 years BP. Pallava dynasty, ruling the area during the period, has constructed many such rock cut and structural temples in Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram."</i>

Unless I'm mistaken, BP refers to 'Before Present' (ie. 1500-1200 years ago, <i>not</i> 1200 AD or even, for that matter, 1200 BC). So the date they've proposed ties in quite neatly with the dating of Mamallapuram to 700 AD.

Hope that helps.

Regards,
Damian

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Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 394 Graham Hancock 09-Apr-02 15:44
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 267 Dave R 09-Apr-02 16:03
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 217 KatDawg 09-Apr-02 16:08
Mahabalipuram dives 246 Rayw 09-Apr-02 16:17
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 205 ISHMAEL 09-Apr-02 16:28
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 295 subbul 09-Apr-02 16:33
apologies and i am ashamed 305 prema 09-Apr-02 16:49
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 221 IanScot 09-Apr-02 16:54
NIO's staffs previous statement about U shaped structure 214 prema 09-Apr-02 17:01
NIO's staffs previous statement about the U shaped structure at poompuhar 392 prema 09-Apr-02 17:02
Oh God, oops again. 320 prema 09-Apr-02 19:07
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 275 lobo-hotei 09-Apr-02 17:45
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 216 Daryl 09-Apr-02 18:39
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 207 lobo-hotei 09-Apr-02 18:58
Re: Well... 263 stickler 09-Apr-02 23:40
Re: Well... 258 stickler 10-Apr-02 00:16
Well... 220 Harry 09-Apr-02 20:18
Re: Well... 271 fisherman 09-Apr-02 23:20
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 179 MikeS 10-Apr-02 09:01
let us recap 255 prema 10-Apr-02 09:35
Re: let us recap 272 stickler 10-Apr-02 10:40
Re: let us recap 161 prema 10-Apr-02 10:42
Re: let us recap 224 MikeS 10-Apr-02 10:57
Re: let us recap 252 prema 10-Apr-02 11:34
Re: let us recap 254 MikeS 10-Apr-02 12:31
Re: let us recap 302 prema 10-Apr-02 13:01
Re: let us recap 259 MikeS 10-Apr-02 13:29
Re: let us recap 179 prema 10-Apr-02 13:37
Re: let us recap 258 stickler 10-Apr-02 12:05
Re: let us recap 237 MikeS 10-Apr-02 12:07
Re: let us recap 164 stickler 10-Apr-02 13:03
Re: let us recap 193 prema 10-Apr-02 13:09
Re: let us recap 189 Biruni 10-Apr-02 14:30
Re: let us recap 236 MikeS 10-Apr-02 14:48
Re: let us recap 283 Morph 10-Apr-02 15:28
result is a result not matter what it is 240 prema 10-Apr-02 15:40
Re: result is a result not matter what it is 262 Morph 10-Apr-02 16:01
my english is not good!!! 245 prema 10-Apr-02 16:52
my english is not good!!! 299 prema 10-Apr-02 16:52
Re: my english is not good!!! 277 Morph 11-Apr-02 11:24
Re: my english is not good!!! 257 prema 11-Apr-02 13:01
My Tamil is fantastic... 213 Morph 11-Apr-02 14:06
sorry 249 prema 11-Apr-02 14:12
Probably just me... 231 Morph 11-Apr-02 14:19
wow, i could understand this. 254 prema 11-Apr-02 14:33
Re: wow, i could understand this. 220 MikeS 11-Apr-02 15:07
Re: wow, i could understand this. 170 prema 11-Apr-02 15:16
Re: wow, i could understand this. 260 Morph 12-Apr-02 13:45
Re: wow, i could understand this. 388 prema 12-Apr-02 15:55
who said this? 274 prema 12-Apr-02 18:02
Re: Probably just me... 235 annika 12-Apr-02 19:55
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 300 Robert Bauval 10-Apr-02 17:59
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 299 fisherman 10-Apr-02 18:49
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 291 Robert Bauval 10-Apr-02 19:46
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 258 stickler 10-Apr-02 20:09
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 262 lobo-hotei 10-Apr-02 21:17
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 270 Daryl 10-Apr-02 21:32
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 270 lobo-hotei 11-Apr-02 07:47
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 268 stickler 10-Apr-02 21:58
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 247 Robert Bauval 11-Apr-02 07:07
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 217 stickler 11-Apr-02 11:58
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 254 Robert Bauval 11-Apr-02 15:40
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 260 Morph 11-Apr-02 11:27
Re: Mahabalipuram submerged ruins NIO Press Statement and GH comments 297 lobo-hotei 11-Apr-02 05:29
Reread my earlier post as well 348 fisherman 11-Apr-02 17:07
Re: Reread my earlier post as well 217 Robert Bauval 11-Apr-02 21:34
Re: Reread my earlier post as well 209 fisherman 12-Apr-02 16:05
Re: Reread my earlier post as well 274 lulu 11-Apr-02 21:41


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