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Author Topic: Hidden City Uncovered By Tsunami  (Read 3152 times)
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« on: February 19, 2005, 05:16:19 »

Pretty interesting, and there is a picture of the lion head monument on the link.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/02/18/tech/main674998.shtml

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Archaeologists have begun underwater excavations of what is believed to be an ancient city and parts of a temple uncovered by the tsunami off the coast of a centuries-old pilgrimage town.

Three rocky structures with elaborate carvings of animals have emerged near the coastal town of Mahabalipuram, which was battered by the Dec. 26 tsunami.

As the waves receded, the force of the water removed sand deposits that had covered the structures, which appear to belong to a port city built in the seventh century, said T. Satyamurthy, a senior archaeologist with the Archaeological Survey of India.

Mahabalipuram is already well known for its ancient, intricately carved shore temples that have been declared a World Heritage site and are visited each year by thousands of Hindu pilgrims and tourists. According to descriptions by early British travel writers, the area was also home to seven pagodas, six of which were submerged by the sea.

The government-run archaeological society and navy divers began underwater excavations of the area on Thursday.

"The tsunami has exposed a bas relief which appears to be part of a temple wall or a portion of the ancient port city. Our excavations will throw more light on these," Satyamurthy told The Associated Press by telephone from Madras, the capital of Tamil Nadu state.

The six-foot rocky structures that have emerged in Mahabalipuram, 30 miles south of Madras, include an elaborately carved head of an elephant and a horse in flight. Above the elephant's head is a small square-shaped niche with a carved statue of a deity. Another structure uncovered by the tsunami has a reclining lion sculpted on it.

According to archaeologists, lions, elephants and peacocks were commonly used to decorate walls and temples during the Pallava period in the seventh and eighth centuries.

"These structures could be part of the legendary seven pagodas. With the waters receding and the coastline changing, we expect some more edifices to be exposed," Satyamurthy said.
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2005, 14:57:50 »

While I was reading the article, the first thought to pop into my head was that possibly Atlantis was finally uncovered.

It's a possibility......  wink  I think anyway  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2005, 15:27:28 »

lol atlantis will never be uncovered
i aint  even sure  it exists
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2005, 16:36:56 »

Is there any solid evidence it ever did?
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2005, 17:11:26 »

My science professor seems to believe so. He has a doctorate in Geology too...
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2005, 17:45:21 »

Finally, Atlantis has returned! I wonder how long it will be before they start offering Becoming A Guide courses there?

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As the waves receded, the force of the water removed sand deposits that had covered the structures, which appear to belong to a port city built in the seventh century


I don't think that even begins to make it Atlantis.

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Plato, in his dialogues the Timaeus and the Critias, tells of the high civilization that flourished there before the island was destroyed by an earthquake.


Plato lived 427?-347 BC. That's quite a stretch from the 7th century. And I doubt you'd consider a port city an island, or a "high civilization".

Atlantis is a city merely mentioned by a story teller ... it really is amazing how it's grown into such a lucrative business.
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2005, 18:42:09 »

Hehe..I don't think they were saying in the article that it was Atlantis....were they?  
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2005, 19:12:46 »

No, in the article they made no mention of Atlantis. It's just that whenever any city gets uncovered, everyone thinks "Finally! Atlantis!"

Well, not everyone. There are those that enjoy archeology for what it is.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2005, 21:29:11 »

There are plenty of ancient, mysterious sites that are totally unaccounted for that've been found without evening have to worry about Atlantis. Dozens easily. It's too bad historians never make much of an effort to find out much about them or try to incorporate them into history. I think this one'll be easier for them to account for, though, so that probably won't be the case here
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