From: Dean A. Snyder (
Date: Mon May 21 2001 - 10:47:56 EDT


> The Gulf of Cambay has, from time to time, revealed
> secret treasures in its oceanic womb. But antiquated ruins were certainly
> not among them. That was till two weeks ago, when a National Institute of
> Ocean Technology survey liner accidentally stumbled upon an ancient
> Harappa-like archaeological site dating back to 4,000 B.C. or beyond deep
> in the waters.
> This is a first for Indian archaeology. The discovery doesnt just push
> back the antiquity of the region, it also raises questions about how the
> site got submerged in the first place. Already, Murli Manohar Joshi,
> Minister for HRD, Science and Technology and Ocean Development has
> declared that the sunken river could be the mythical Saraswati.

Any connection to our dearly beloved (even mythical) Sarasvati?

In my ignorance of things South Asian, I've often wondered about the nature
of Sarasvati - has this been addressed here?

Will Sarasvati have the integrity to rebuke this off-topic post even though
it might appeal to his/her own vanity?


Dean A. Snyder
Senior Information Technology Specialist, Humanities
Research and Instructional Technologies, 167 Krieger Hall
School of Arts and Sciences, 426A Gilman Hall
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA 21218
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