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  • Archaeologist Says Johor "Lost City" Does Not Exist

    05/01/2006 10:55:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 229+ views
    Bernama ^ | April 28, 2006 18:24 PM | "oh yes, we have no Bernamas"
    The "lost city" of Gelanggi or Linggiu, claimed to have been hidden in the jungles of Johor for more than a thousand years, does not exist, said an archaeologist in the National Heritage Department... The search was launched following a claim made by an independent researcher Raimy Che Ros that he had found evidence of the "lost city" after 12 years of research. The claim, published in a newspaper in February last year, created public excitement because Linggiu was said to be older than the Borobudur Buddhist temple in Indonesia built between 750 and 842 A.D. and Cambodia's Angkor Wat...
  • Mysterious city of black stone

    02/13/2005 8:19:20 PM PST · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 22 replies · 1,421+ views
    The Star Online ^ | 02/12/05 | AUDREY EDWARDS AND ZUHRIN AZAM AHMAD
    KOTA TINGGI: Villagers and orang asli in this part of Johor have grown up with stories about a mysterious lost city made of black stone.
  • Lost city believed found in Johor (Malaysia)

    02/03/2005 12:31:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1,368+ views
    The Star (Malaysia) ^ | TEOH TEIK HOONG and AUDREY EDWARDS
    PETALING JAYA: A 1,000-year-old lost city, possibly older than Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borobudur in Indonesia, is believed to have been located in the dense jungles of Johor. The discovery of what is thought to be the site of Kota Gelanggi or Perbendaharaan Permata (Treasury of Jewels) by an independent Malaysian researcher has prompted museum officials to plan an expedition to confirm the finding. If indeed the site is that of the lost city , it is set to transform the historical landscape of the region, said Raimy Che-Ross, who spent 12 years researching Malay manuscripts all over the...
  • South Indians in Roman Egypt?

    04/07/2010 7:37:05 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies · 574+ views
    Frontline, from the publishers of The Hindu ^ | Volume 27, Issue 8, April 10-23, 2010 | R. Krishnakumar
    One way to understand the implications of the archaeological discoveries at Pattanam is to delve into the amazing wealth of data from the excavations at the lost Ptolemic-Roman port city of Berenike, on Egypt's Red Sea coast. During the Ptolemic-Roman period (third century B.C. to sixth century A.D), Berenike served as a key transit port between ancient Egypt and Rome on one side and the Red Sea-Indian Ocean regions, including South Arabia, East Africa, India and Sri Lanka, on the other. This ancient port city was well-connected by roads from the Nile that passed through the Eastern Desert of Egypt...
  • Historical Fiction: China’s South China Sea Claims

    06/27/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | MAY/JUNE 2013 | Mohan Malik
    MAY/JUNE 2013 Historical Fiction: China’s South China Sea Claims Mohan Malik The Spratly Islands—not so long ago known primarily as a rich fishing ground—have turned into an international flashpoint as Chinese leaders insist with increasing truculence that the islands, rocks, and reefs have been, in the words of Premier Wen Jiabao, “China’s historical territory since ancient times.” Normally, the overlapping territorial claims to sovereignty and maritime boundaries ought to be resolved through a combination of customary international law, adjudication before the International Court of Justice or the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, or arbitration under Annex VII...
  • Have Sumatran fishing crews found the fabled Island of Gold?

    10/23/2021 1:48:07 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    The Guardian uK ^ | 22 October 2021 | Dalya Alberge
    It was a fabled kingdom known in ancient times as the Island of Gold, a civilisation with untold wealth that explorers tried in vain to find long after its unexplained disappearance from history around the 14th century. The site of Srivijaya may finally have been found – by local fishing crews carrying out night-time dives on the Musi River near Palembang on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Their extraordinary catches are treasures ranging from a lifesize eighth-century Buddhist statue studded with precious gems – worth millions of pounds – to jewels worthy of kings....