MMM 390: Dwarka

Dwarka?  No, not the modern, coastal city.  This Dwarka.

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There are, in fact two sunken Dwarkas.  One just off the coast, and one even farther out.

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The ruins have been dated as far back as 10k or even 12k BC, which puts them safely above water until two ancient periods of sea rise as the last major glaciation ended (whether that end was gradual or sudden is hotly debated, with the establishment holding that the ice melted gently over a long time, and a growing number who believe that it came suddenly, and may have coincided with a cosmic impact of some sort).

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This isn’t the clearest water, and marine ecology has a way of wearing down most everything people build, so it’s amazing we can see this stuff as well as we can given the time in that environment.dwarka1.jpg

Some columns miraculously still stand.

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This is a nice montage set I couldn’t find apart.

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Some beautiful steps.

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And that’s it for this week.  Happy Advent!

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