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Sunken City Found Near Surat
Recent Indian Archeological Find Could Rewrite History
from Lori Erbs
WARANGAL, India – Could the recent discovery of a sunken city off the Northwest Coast of India near Surat revolutionize our concept of history? Michael A. Cremo, historian of archeology and author of Forbidden Archeology, claims that all the history textbooks would have to be rewritten if this ancient find proves to be of Vedic origin. He recently attended a meeting of ranking Indian governmental officials at which Murli Monohar Joshi, Minister for Science and Technology, confirmed the archeological find by an Indian oceanographic survey team.
Radiocarbon testing of a piece of wood from the underwater site yielded an age of 9,500 years, making it four thousand years older than earliest cities now recognized. According to Cremo, "The ancient Sanskrit writings of India speak of cities existing on the Indian subcontinent in very primeval times. Although historians tend to dismiss such accounts as mythological, these new discoveries promise to confirm the old literary accounts."
A leading authority on anomalous archeological evidence, Michael Cremo is currently touring Indian universities and cultural institutions to promote the release of The Hidden History of the Human Race, the abridged Indian edition of Forbidden Archeology (Torchlight Publishing 1993). Asserting the recent find may be just the first step. He says, "It is likely that even older discoveries will follow."
The cultural identity of the people who inhabited the underwater city is as yet unknown. Most historians believe that Sanskrit-speaking people entered the Indian subcontinent about 3,500 years ago from Central Asia. Other historians accept India itself as the original home of Sanskrit-speaking people, whose lifestyle is termed Vedic culture because their lives were regulated by a body of literature called the Vedas. The case of the mysterious sunken city near Surat may offer further definitive proof to support the ancient origins of man described in Cremo’s controversial bestseller Forbidden Archeology. With over 200,000 copies in print in a dozen languages, Forbidden Archeology documents scientific evidence suggesting that modern man has existed for millions of years.
CHAKRA 13 February 2002
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