BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Lost city 'could rewrite history'

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Lost city 'could rewrite history': "The remains of what has been described as a huge lost city may force historians and archaeologists to radically reconsider their view of ancient human history.

Marine scientists say archaeological remains discovered 36 metres (120 feet) underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western coast of India could be over 9,000 years old.

The vast city - which is five miles long and two miles wide - is believed to predate the oldest known remains in the subcontinent by more than 5,000 years."

10 comments:

truepeers said...

"Everything you know is wrong." Damn, not again. (even had the location of Atlantis wrong!!)

David Thomson said...

This is fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

terrye said...

Sea levels have been rising for thousands of eyars. I wonder how many other ancient cities might be out there?

Amazing.

truepeers said...

I just noticed the story is dated Jan 2002 - why have we heard nothing more since?

truepeers said...

Wikipedia raises doubts.

Morgan said...

Oh well, I was excited about this. I do think there may be a lot of human history lost to the oceans - possibly including the earliest peopling of the Americas.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

The Ancient Sumerians--the oldest known civilization, dating from some 5500 years ago--came from "the water" in the earliest recorded history. Could they have come from this city??

Knucklehead said...

Morgan,

You are correct to wonder about that. Bush's failure to sign the Kyoto Accord has been costing untold human lives since, well, forever.

When the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health gets a chance to figure out how many extra people have died due to the retroactive global climate catastrophe of this administration's policies the public will finally start to know the full extent of the Bush administration's failures.

Knucklehead said...

If I understand the Wikipedia "doubts" they amount to something like, "this stuff is as old as the dirt around it and is, therefore, very likely to be nothing more than dirt."

Interesting. How'd Bush pull that off? Evil genius.

Glenmore said...

This must mean sea level has risen at least 36 meters in the last 9000 years. And almost all of it (at least) before the US didn't sign Kyoto.