Monday, December 07, 2009


Dholavira.
About 3000 BC.
(I can't even think back that far)
Who were they, what happened suddenly for an impressive city state to vanish?
Did the earth plate twist, draining an ocean?
But in a story, you can take these outlines and dream as you wish: See the masts of those dhows at anchor?


7 comments:

mago said...

We look at ruins and wonder. An accident, fire, pest, earthquake, war, a poisoned well, a spell?
Did they go, stay, starve? Jump the dhows ...

norrbu said...

please share the story when you have it ready. I'd love to read it.

PQ said...

Nature keeps changing, its snowing here where it doesnt normally.

Btw did you see 2012? I haven't yet.

BTW, is the link broken?

AmitL said...

The link wasn't working. (Here's the wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dholavira) Sounds quite intriguing. Did you actually go there?

austere said...

Amit- no no go to this site, and then follow the link to the Himal site-- this is seriously good.

PQ- Snow in CA? Ouch!

norrbu-after the next 300 words, now I'm stuck.

mago-- or did the sea and rivers change course? suddenly, on whim...

Arunima said...

yes, we can imagine.

austere said...

arunima00 so much of the modern is actually quite old