Dear Sanjay, If you search through the archives of the List, which go back 13 years, to 2004 — when Michael Witzel and I started Indo-Eurasian Researchyukifarmer
Dear List - The closest thing that exists in the West to the Chinese tomb texts — whose interpretation is revolutionizing ancient philology in general (oryukifarmer
Hi Everyone; I keep seeing comments/references to Meluha as the Harappan Civilization; however except Mesopotamian (Akkadian) references to ships from Meluhasanjay_a_deshpande
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