Indian Archaeologists Discover Ancient Port City
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|Indian archaeologists have found what they believe are undersea “stone structures” |
that could be the remains of an ancient port city off India’s southern coast.The archaeologists learned of the structures after locals reported spotting a temple and several sculptures when the sea pulled back briefly just before deadly tsunamis smashed into the coastline on December 26.
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|With your tutor, you may wish to discuss the following:1. What makes this discovery most interesting to you?2. How should the Archeological Society of India approach this project to preserve its ancient treasures?3. Why was this undersea city not discovered by explorers before now?4. If it were not for the tsunami, how long do you think it would have taken to find these ruins?5. Do you believe there are other, yet undiscovered, ruins of ancient cities in the world? If so, where?|
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New words you see in this article:ancientgeometricalarchitecturalgranite bar(ring)magnificientcartographermariner carving(s)naval commodorepoise(d) clutchscour(ing) dynastysmash(ed) erosionstrewn exquisitestructure(s)far-flungsubmerge(d)furytsunami(s) vessel Noted spelling differences between British and American English:Archaeological/Archeological