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12 November 2010, 05:58 PM
Vanakkam Everyone,

I was doing some research on the Harappan civilization, and I came across an interesting article (http://www.penn.museum/documents/publications/expedition/PDFs/49-1/Research%20Notes.pdf) by Gregory Possehl:

Dilmun was both a Persian Gulf trading center—today’s island nation of Bahrain and the nearby shore of Saudi Arabia—and a place of considerable cultural significance to the Mesopotamians—the purported entrance to their Underworld.Magan, to the east of Dilmun, was a land of copper, today home to the Sultanate of Oman and probably some or all of the United Arab Emirates. Even farther east, was the Indus civilization of the subcontinent—Meluhha—now in Pakistan and northwest India. Cuneiform documents also inform us that some people in Mesopotamia called themselves “Son of Meluhha,” and there are references to Meluhhan villages and granaries.We even have the personal cylinder seal of Shu-ilishu, a translator of the Meluhhan language (Expedition 48(1):42-43).

21 November 2010, 12:29 PM