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Lost city 'could rewrite history'

Marine scientists say archaeological remains discovered 120 feet underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western coast of India could be over 9,000 years old. The vast city - which is five miles long and two miles wide - is believed to predate the oldest known remains in the subcontinent by more than 5,000 years.

Marine archaeologists have used a technique known as sub-bottom profiling to show that the buildings remains stand on enormous foundations.

"Cities on this scale are not known in the archaeological record until roughly 4,500 years ago when the first big cities begin to appear in Mesopotamia. "Nothing else on the scale of the underwater cities of Cambay is known. The first cities of the historical period are as far away from these cities as we are today from the pyramids of Egypt," he said.


17 Responses:

  1. fred_zen says:

    Sounds kinky.

  2. maramala says:

    So could this be proof that Rama's Epic is based on fact? Hope those scientists don't unearth the Brahma missile by accident...

  3. ciphergoth says:

    Two Troy McClure references in two successive posts? Whoever they are, our new overlords cannot be far away...

  4. luminon says:

    Clearly God just put those ruins there to test the faith of those who believe the earth is only 4000 years old.

  5. dojothemouse says:


    Summary: The ruins in the Gulf of Cambay are not ruins.

    • mooflyfoof says:

      That makes me sad. For a few minutes there I was really excited about this giant lost city. :/

    • Warning bells began to ring when they listed Graham Hancock as their expert on the find.

      • quercus says:

        The fact that Graham "Wazzock" Hancock believes in something isn't _proof_ that it doesn't exist.

        Years ago, as a kid, I fell for a whole load of Charles Berlitz crap about the "blue holes" of Bermuda and the Bimini Roads. Years later I read some earlier Cousteau works that clearly showed their natural origins. Is there anything similar for these Cambay ruins? Cool ancient ruins, or just some submerged Karsk topography?

  6. mc_kingfish says:

    Just another instance where today's so-called "scientists" are scrambling to catch up with Captain Nemo.

    I believe the Nautilas discovered those ruins c. 1859. There was some unpleasantness involving Cthulu, but it all came right in the end.

  7. There are some supposed ancient ruins in the middle of the Caribbean, too, discovered by side-scan sonar. Last I heard they were thought to be a processing artifact or something, though. Pity.

  8. lemonkey says:

    I saw this article the other day too and then realized it was from 2002 (see top of page). Weird.

  9. Hehe - conditioning to the nature of material in this blog had me believing that 120 feet had been discovered under the water, until I realised I'd mis-read it.