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According to the news releases, they have done a radiocarbon testing on a piece of wood from the underwater site that is now yielding an age of 9,500 years which would place it near the end of the last Ice Age. There were actually two radiocarbon dates: one about 7500 years old and another about 9500 years old.

For example, the Rg Veda, which is one of the earliest Vedic literatures, talks about a mighty river called the Saraswati that flowed from the Himalayan mountains down to the Arabian Sea, down in that area of northwestern India. So, what happened is that people thought therefore the Rg Veda cannot be talking about India.

It has to be talking about some other place outside of India where there was some kind of river.

On the surface that sounds like a good idea, but it also may be an effort of American archaeologists and others to control the project.

I don't think they want to see a civilization being as old as it appears to be according to these new finds at 9500 years ago.

Isn't that inconsistent with the concept of the Vedas of the Krishna character who comes and says the universe is teeming with life and appears to have knowledge about other habitations in the cosmos and is talking from an age that would go back at least 9,500 years?

Yes, and there has been other research going on in that area.

Not only are their sonar shapes with 90-degree angles, the Indian Minister of Science and Technology ordered that the site be dredged.

What was found has surprised archaeologists around the world and was the subject of a private meeting two weeks ago attended by the Indian Minister in charge of investigating the underwater site about thirty miles off the coast from Surat.

Ever since the 19th Century, there has been a huge debate about the actual history of India.

When the Europeans first came there, they noticed that the people in India who had the Sanskrit language as the main language of their literature - they noticed that the European languages were similar (in word concepts), so that meant the Europeans and East Indians had to be related.

The 19th Century scientists also noticed that the Sanskrit culture or Vedic culture, as it is sometimes called after the ancient Indian literature, Vedas, which means knowledge.

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