Skip to comments.Indian Town Sees Evidence Of Ancient Tsunami (1500 ya)
Posted on 01/15/2005 4:03:42 PM PST by blam
Indian town sees evidence of ancient tsunami
Once-powerful city on same spot 'swallowed by the sea'
Gautam Singh / AP
This ancient Thirupallavaneeswaram Temple is one of the few remnants of ancient Poompuhar, which was a thriving capital city until it was "swallowed by the sea" more than 1,500 years ago.
The Associated Press
Updated: 2:33 p.m. ET Jan. 14, 2005POOMPUHAR, India - For generations, the people of Poompuhar have spoken of the days when their sleepy fishing town was the capital of a powerful kingdom, and traders came from Rome, Greece and Egypt to deal in pearls and silk.
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It's Bush's fault.
Any OTHER president would have sent back a fully configured tsunami warning system 1500 years to save all of those lost souls, but this is just another example of Bush's unilateralist approach to world affairs that has cost America so much good will from other nations.
And of course, when those poor victims of that tsunami 1500 years ago were losing their lives, Bush was at his ranch in Crawford Texas. What a terrible example to set for anyone observing the timeline.
Shame, oh shame on us.
It was interesting enough to overcome your distaste. OT, but there is a great pic of the new Cheeta cubs at the National Zoo if you scroll down.
You mean the Christmas Tsunami wasn't the first one ever? Does the MSM know this?
Does the presidental charity comercial bother any of yall? I have my husband's channel changer so that I can mute each time it comes on (which seems like every 15 minutes)
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And I generally hate reading things from PMSNBC, for the most part. Thanks for posting this, though, a very, very interesting read.
Is there any accounting of how much charitable aid Rome, Greece, and Egypt gave? No loans, gift donations.
More importantly, do the apocalyptikooks know this? If it happened before (and it assuredly did; Over the next few years you'll be sure to see evidence that this happened every 500-1000 years, probably, over a period of 10,000 years or more) then why didn't the world end shortly after those times?
That's 9,500 years ago. Must have went underwater due to the Ice Age melt.(?)
And they thought that he was slow responding to the 12-26 wave!
I think a Tsunami Aid Concert for Poompuhar is long overdue!!
I think the city in Gulf of Camby must have gone under due to the Ice Age melt.
It is tough to say what happened to Pumpuhar. It is not that old. There are a few cities off the south-east coast there, that are now under water. A few were above water 1000 years or so ago. I am sure it is not a Tsunami, maybe more recent Ice Age melt (Global warming ;-)).
There is no recorded data (literature, folk lore) that indicates there was any sudden, over-nite geological change that did them in. So will have to attribute it to gradual and slow increase in the sea level.
Thanks. So many did at that time.
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Of Lasting Genes And Lost Cities Of Tamil Nadu
Hindustan Times | 1-5-2003 | Papri Sri Raman
Posted on 01/05/2003 4:15:36 PM PST by blam
Tsunami throws up India relics
BBC News | Friday, 11 February, 2005, 13:31 GMT | BBC News
Posted on 02/11/2005 8:30:44 AM PST by CarrotAndStick
The sea claimed an ancient capital of India. Now it has given it back
The Independent | 14 February 2005 | Jan McGirk
Posted on 02/13/2005 8:05:17 PM PST by CarrotAndStick
For generations, the people of Poompuhar have spoken of the days when their sleepy fishing town was the capital of a powerful kingdom, and traders came from Rome, Greece and Egypt to deal in pearls and silk.related -- reprised from other topics:
[at] Qusier al-Qadim, from the first and second centuries A.D... were inscribed with Tamil graffiti in the Brahmi script and likely came from Arikamedu in southern India (not far from the modern town of Pondicherry). These constitute the first Indian Tamil inscriptions ever found in Egypt, and their discovery, next to a small iron forge, raises the possibility that a small community of Indian merchants or metalworkers lived at Qusier al-Qadim... researchers found items typical of the east, for example, teak and cloth made from jute. [pp 82-83]Contemporary writing about the Roman ships arriving in India and leaving with goods is also discussed.
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