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Re: Why The Cover-Up?

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 10:08:34 -0600
Archived: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:40:00 -0400
Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 12:29:00 +0100
>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 11:23:47 -0700
>>Subject: Re: Why The Cover-Up?

>>The earth is five billion years old and life has been here
>>for four and a half billion years. That's more than enough time
>>for many civilizations to have come and gone, too. Why should
>>we be the only one? Do you think humans are special?

>I hesitate to fuel the fires of dispute here, but this breaking
>story might be of interest to some on the List. It bears on the
>question of how well we do, or do not, understand our own
>terrestrial past


>It's a claim of a dramatic discovery of a giant underwater city
>off the coast of India, believed to have been flooded at the end
>of the last ice age, 5000 years before the oldest known remains
>on land. Graham Hancock is quoted, but it appears that this is
>the work of Indian marine archaeologists from their National
>Instiute of Ocean Technology. As somebody else is quoted as
>cautioning, the dating needs careful verification and could be
>premature. And it certainly doesn't imply that the city builders
>were more than stonemasons. But it's very interesting.

As you might expect, this Gulf of Khambhat underwater city claim
has been mired in controversy from the outset. The
'conservative' school leans toward this being a natural geologic
formation (along the lines of the 'Bimini Roads'), with the
associated artifacts (e.g., pottery shards) being natural
concretions of alluvial deposits. To make matters worse, it has
become a political issue of Hindu nationalism, which does not
bode well for any objective investigation.

A comparably ancient (if less extensive) city that is less
controversial is Catal Hoyuk in Turkey. Some interesting items
recovered there (mirrors, fabrics), but nothing 'anomalous' per


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