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February 16, 2005

Tsunami throws up India relics

The deadly tsunami could have uncovered the remains of an ancient port city off the coast in southern India.

Archaeologists say they have discovered some stone remains from the coast close to India's famous beachfront Mahabalipuram temple in Tamil Nadu state following the 26 December tsunami.

They believe that the "structures" could be the remains of an ancient and once-flourishing port city in the area housing the famous 1200-year-old rock-hewn temple.

Three pieces of remains, which include a granite lion, were found buried in the sand after the coastline receded in the area after the tsunami struck.

February 16, 2005 in World News | Permalink


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Amazing discovery! The only good news to come out of the tragedy. Makes one wonder how many treasures are hidden beneath the sands. Thanks.

Posted by: Audrey | Feb 16, 2005 5:55:48 PM

It's an ill wave... I presume the lion was uncovered from the sand rather than cast up by the water. Granite lions are not exactly bouyant. Still, it is exciting news.

Posted by: judith | Feb 16, 2005 9:31:30 AM

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