A 6000 year old Rama and Hanuman carving found in Mesopotamia
What does it mean for the history as we know it?The find of 6000 year old Lord Rama and Hanuman carvings in Silemania, Iraq has changed the landscape of ancient history as we know it.
People in India always believe that theirs is the oldest civilization in the world and they find their roots through multiple Vedas, Puranas and two great epics. Ramayana and Mahabharata
I recently wrote a detailed analysis of historicity of Mahabharata with focus on scientifically verifiable evidences.
What this important finding does is to not only cover the gap between Indian tradition and archaeology but also uncovers the historic bonds that once united ancient India, Iran and Sumer. Ram-Sin of (Larsa) to whose memory a Rama chapel was dedicated has too many similarity with Rama of Indian epic Ramayana.
Lord Rama seems to have been popular in Mesopotamia and a Chapel of Lord Rama was found by archaeologists.
The name Ararama of Larsa may be an echo of Rama. This Ram-Chapel of Ur is the earliest known memorial to the great Rama and may have been erected by Dilmun merchants who resided nearby.
Dilmun was always mentioned in the Sumerian texts together with Magan and Melukkha and it is possible that these three states were somehow allied to each other.