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VishwaguruIndia's selection of links that will make one proud of ancient India's achievements.
7,000 yrs Old Settlements
 
 Kunal village in Haryana’s Fatehabad is one of the oldest pre-Harappan settlements. (5th millennium BCE ...that's over 7,000 years old!).


Mahabharat Period Findings




The site’s proximity to Hastinapur, and its time period had raised the possibility that the site may be related to Mahabharat era.This is for the first time such discoveries were made in the Indian subcontinent, which is different from Harappan culture. It existed in upper Ganga-Yamuna Doab region.

Algebra Originated in India

     Algebra had actually originated in India.

 During the period when the West was assuming that Algebra was introduced by the Arabs, IBM published print ads in international newspapers in which it acknowledged the contributions made by the Indian mathematicians and explained that Algebra had actually originated in India. (1974 :: IBM Advertisement On How 1500 Years Ago Indian Mathematicians Developed Algebra).

https://www.republicworld.com/lifestyle/art/ibms-old-print-ad-hailing-indian-mathematicians-for-giving-meaning-to-the-meaningless-has-gone-viral?fbclid=IwAR3pknmJywnGTaP6p9kdF1piPJ7zcwYFHyO8ViUKH9pFxKeRlHXNMjN8cbc

Ancient Caves

     52,000-yr-old stone tools found in cave.

In a cave in Sindhudurg district, about 490 km from Mumbai over 800 stone tools found.  

https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/other/52000-yr-old-stone-tools-found-in-cave/articleshow/68530956.cms?fbclid=IwAR1FppIuJR1p5cVTqAVngU2DagkONerqDgFD7N3WyTiGf1vkiBqte8rkmKk 


Views of Foreign Travellers
Megesthenes

Various distinguished scholars in their travels have written about the honesty, idealism, and magnanimity of the followers of Sanatana Dharma. Megesthenes the Greek ambassador, Fa-Hien the Chinese traveller, Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang, Al Idrisi, .......

http://www.pragyata.com/mag/sanatana-dharma-through-the-eyes-of-travellers-527?fbclid=IwAR3Cgzfri_HIldRg7xBH7cNh0moCMvBYJd_2bbXH5Em74UjierILCSUjxSU



Zink Mining 1500 yrs Ago

Indians MINED ZINC over 1500 years ago in Zawar, Mewar. The Industrial Revolution began way back, in countries all over the world, and slowly with international trade in the 17th century, brought a lot of ideas back to Europe. They then ‘invented’ it themselves.
https://esamskriti.com/e/Culture/Indian-Culture/ZINC-Mining-in-Zawar-region-of-Rajasthan~Interview-with-Dr.-Paul-T.-Craddock-1.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0qWrAFZUB5D5gjnlafSQR64Ua7TKTD17gvvTToiKNgjqfOoZtlcGAIx34

Observatory

Maharaja Jai Singh II, the great scholar-king who rebuilt a small observatory in 1725 CE.

Names of the big shots who worked at Ujjain- Aryabhata, Varahamihra, Bhaskara, Brahmagupta, Vateshwara, Bhaskara the IInd.

Ved Shala or Jantar Mantar in Ujjain is believed to be India’s first and foremost observatory. Indian astronomers believe that the first meridian or the Prime Meridian of Longitude (75° 47′ E) passes through Ujjain thus earning it the epithet, ‘Greenwich of India’. The Tropic of Cancer also passes through Ujjain making it most suitable for an observatory. This observatory, made by Raja Jaisingh of Amer, is among the five built by him in India, the others situated at Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura and Varanasi. The Jantar Mantar has all the constructional instruments which determine the positions of heavenly bodies in space.

Kepler could not possibly have made the observations of planetary orbital periods from the method he offered as proof. This was a clear case of manufacturing ‘proofs’ from results.

 http://indiafacts.org/the-ancient-observatories-of-india-part-i/?fbclid=IwAR2AvecBm1-nW46m0sjEJITtYN6U_ztGCc9-vgjtNBQasBXm89Wl0wKAtBM

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/destinations/Jantar-Mantar-Ved-Shala/ps46838254.cms

Ancient Martime

     Evidence shows that shipping from Bharatvarsha was a national enterprise and the country was a leader in world trade relations.
The port cities included such places as Nagapattinam, Arikamedu (near Pondicherry), Udipi, Kollam, Tuticorin, Mamallapuram, Mangalore, Kannur, Thane, and others, which facilitated trade with many foreign areas, such as Indonesia, China, Arabia, Rome, and countries in Africa.

http://www.pragyata.com/mag/indias-ancient-maritime-history-part-2-353?fbclid=IwAR0xpA287Y_llTUMSHZyJVQ2X2-pUxctr_n7XZx3OwO3zhI1hK5Bj9x2khk


Indus Valley Civilisation May Pre-date Egypt's Pharoahs. 

Indian caretaker Hirabhai Makwana inspects the ancient bricks at the Acropolis site.  Experts have previously suggested the seemingly successful and advanced civilisation was gradually wiped out when the Indus River dried up as the result of climate change

Indian caretaker Hirabhai Makwana inspects the ancient bricks at the drainage site in the ancient town of Lothal. While more tests are required, the study suggests the Indus Valley Civilisation pre-dates those of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, which are also famed for their impressive ability to build organised cities                                With its impressive pyramids and complex rules Ancient Egypt may seem to many the epitome of an advanced early civilisation. However, new evidence suggests the Indus Valley Civilisation in India and Pakistan, famed for its well-planned cities and impressive crafts, predates Egypt and Mesopotamia

Indus Valley civilisation may pre-date Egypt's pharoahs: Ancient society is 2,500 years older than thought. Anindya Sarkar, a professor at the department of geology and geophysics at IIT Kharagpur, told, ‘Our study pushes back the antiquity to as old as 8th millennium before present and will have major implications to the evolution of human settlements in Indian sub-continent.’



Tamils May Have Descended From Indus Valley
It also gives substance to a theory voiced by scholars and politicians in the state that Tamils may have descended from the Indus Valley civilisation, as it declined and its people moved South.


No Beef at Gold Smith University
Goldsmiths, University of London has said it will remove all beef product from its campus shops and cafes. ...
Earlier Cambridge University’s catering services has not served any beef or lamb since 2016 is instead “promoting the consumption of more vegetarian and vegan foods”.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/12/beef-banned-university-bid-fight-climate-change/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw&fbclid=IwAR2b4wjjVnUbDqkyVo_NBO-0thlHB35u4OLXnqVYzustFixka8_XS77wEx0



80% OF Japanese Gods are Hindu Gods.
Hindu Deities continue to be Worshipped in Japan. Sarasvati, Lakshmi, Ganesha, Garuda, Vayu and Varuna, for example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=127&v=8WaenzbSJwk&fbclid=IwAR1LufKqHLInNgOkpYS_58S0-8QRDXGc1BW9l4oDXLPci-QLAGjuBeCFFxI









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