Tamil script found in Oman

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  1. kayal

    kayal Tihar Jail Banned

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    A Tamil-Brahmi script inscribed on a potsherd, which was found at the Khor Rori area in Oman, has come to light now. The script reads “nantai kiran” and it can be dated to first century CE, that is, 1900 years before the present. The discovery in the ancient city of Sumhuram has opened a new chapter in understanding the maritime trade of Tamilo Nadu:clap: according to specialists in history.
     
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    Hmmm so will you start an LTTE type movement for Eelam in Oman?

    Impose Tamil on the People of Oman :troll:
     
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    This is the original source

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    It was generally believed that India’s contact with the Mediterranean world began with the Roman trade and much of the studies were concentrated on the Red Sea ports such as Quseir al-Qadim and Berenike, both in Egypt. While the excavation at Quseir al-Qadim yielded potsherds with the Tamil-Brahmi texts reading “kanan,” “catan” and “panai ori,” the one found at Berenike was engraved with the Tamil-Brahmi script “korrapuman.” The latest discovery in Oman was significant as it opened a new avenue in understanding the impact of the Indian Ocean trade, particularly on the west coast of the peninsular India, Dr. Rajan said. The region was known for frankincense and there was a possibility that trade in horses could also have taken place in these ports. (Frankincense is an aromatic gum resin used for burning as incense).

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    The substantial quantity — the largest-ever assemblage from any Indian site — of 3,384 torpedo jar fragments and 1,720 turquoise glazed pottery from Pattanam suggested the brisk trade activity between Tamilakam and the South Arabian regions. (The KCHR, in association with other agencies has been excavating the Pattanam site, near Ernakulam, from 2007. Archaeologists feel that Pattanam could be Muziris/Muciri, which was a flourishing port on the west coast during the Tamil Sangam age, which coincided with the classical period in the West). “The presence of frankincense crumbs in almost all trenches at Pattanam is yet another indication of the site’s connection with South Arabia, including Khor Rori and the Al Baleed region, famed as the ‘land of incense’,” Dr. Cherian said.



    The Hindu : News / National : Potsherd with Tamil-Brahmi script found in Oman
     
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    :pound::pound::pound: spot on!
     
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    yes.our country used to have extensive business with many countries and i once heard tamil inscriptions or something found in a chinese port city.
    even some european empires coins were found in andhrapradesh few years back.
    before advent of british india used to have 25% of world economy.these recently found ones are just sweet old memories
     
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    Ancient Tamils invaded, visited, traded in most of the world countries. This is just an evidence. That's it.

    So nothing to do with LTTE or eelam in Oman.
     
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    Tamil script has also been found in South China.

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    It is also noticed overseas in countries like China, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.
    http://www.tnarch.gov.in/epi/ins2.htm

    A RARE TAMIL INSCRIPTION
    FROM CHINA

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    This Tamil Language inscription was found in China.

    It was found about 500 miles north of Canton, in a place called Chuan Chou. This is a port city. It was an important port city in the ancient times also.

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    Normally, the Tamils used to sail to Ta Kua Pa in the west coast of Thailand.
    They would then take an overland journey across the Isthmus of Kra to other ports like Nakon SiTammarat or Songkla. These ports were on the east coast of Thailand. From there they would sail on to one of the ports of present day Vietnam. Then they would sail northwards to Canton.

    A straight sail would be a longer distance which would take them across the Bay of Bengal, Straits of Malacca, Gulf of Siam, and South China Sea. They would have to sail around the Malay Peninsula. This would have increased their journey by more than a thousand miles and would have taken up several more months.

    Apart from Canton, the Tamils had gone to other places also and
    established their own colonies. The merchant guilds like 'Thisai Aayiraththu AinnuuRRuvar' was very active around this part of the world.

    In Chuan Chou, there was a Sivan Temple. In that temple, an image of Siva was consecrated under the 'Firman' - royal orders of 'Sekasai Khan'.
    This was done for the health of 'Sekasai Khan'.
    'Sekasai Khan' in this inscription is the name of Kublai Khan himself.
    His full name was Kublai Sekcen Khan.
    Sekcen Khan became Sekasai Khan in Tamil.

    The Sivan Temple was known as ThiruKathaleesvaram and the Lord of the temple was known as ThiruKathaleesvaram udaiya Naayanaar.

    The person who executed the order was Thava ChakkaravarththikaL Sampandha PerumaL.
    It was done on the Chithra Paurnami day of Saka Era 1203 - 1281 AD.

    http://www.visvacomplex.com/Tamil_Inscription_Of_China.html
     
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    Also found connection with Japanese

    Was the Japanese language influenced by Tamil? The war goes on

    Was the Japanese language influenced by Tamil? The war goes on | The Japan Times Online

    Researchers find Tamil connection in Japanese - Times Of India

    Pen unites Tamil, Japanese literature | Deccan Chronicle
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    the Government of Japan has included this Thirukural as a lesson in the text book at college level. To cap it all, when the Japanese Government proposed to release a postal stamp to honour Shuzo Matsunoga for his works, he humbly refused and said, “To translate this tamil literature into Japanese language, Muthu from Salem has helped me. So the credit goes to him”. On his recommendation the Japanese Government released a postal stamp on Muthu (Salem) for 80 Yen (Rs.27/-) in 2007
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    kayal Tihar Jail Banned

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    Tamil kings had ambassadors in China.

    Tamil silk was a favorite among the rish in Rome.
     
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    kayal Tihar Jail Banned

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    Chinese Radio has a very popular Tamil programme. The hostell was in Chennai last year. Spoke very good Tamil.
     
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    It means tamilnadu is part of pakistan:shocked::shocked::p:p
     
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    No, pakis are Dravidian!! lol :D
     
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    From what I've heard, Rome got its cotton clothes and dyes from India. Silk from China was preferred. Can you paste some links if I'm wrong?
     
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    Yes, the Romans imported cotton clothes and indigo dyes from India, since both were far superior to the woolen clothes and simple dyes available to the Romans. Even the Europeans of the 17th and 18th centuries highly prized Indian cloth and dyes, and this was India's largest and most profitable export up until the British Raj.

    During the Roman era, however, spices were the main import from India. The Romans almost became bankrupt trading gold and silver for Indian pepper.
     
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    The Meeting Of East And West In Ancient Times

    Indian exports were mainly spices, cotton, ivory, precious stones (maybe even diamonds, not sure), dyes. Ofcourse, pepper (a.k.a Black gold) has to be the most significant commodity. Imagine how the food would have tasted without something like pepper? Until ofcourse, chilly was discovered by the Europeans in South America (in 15th century?), they had to contend with bland food or pay top gold/silver for good food! :)
     
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    I think the bland food combined with the cold weather caused serious depression among ancient and medieval Europeans.
     
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    Tamils had trade with Greeks during the days of Plato. Tamil words are found in Greek plays.

    Tamils exported teak wood to Israel/Judah during the rule of Solomon.
     
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    You still have not substantiated your earlier claim and have already started making new ones!
     
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    kayal Tihar Jail Banned

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    no substantiation needed. i am a nationalistr. we do not make false claims.
     

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