6000 year old Lord Rama and Hanuman carvings in Silemania, Iraq

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AN ANCIENT RAM-CHAPEL IN SUMER

One of the major triumphs of modern archaeology was the hair-raising discoveries of Sir Leonard Woolley at Ur. Amidst the ruins of Ur, he unearthed a Ram-chapel but totally missed its relevance in world history. This crucial finding not only bridges the wide gaps between Indian tradition and archaeology but also unfolds the historic bonds that once united ancient India, Iran and Sumer. Ram-Sin of (Larsa) to whose memory this chapel was dedicated must have been Rama of Valmiki. 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.

RAMA, BHARATA & LAKSHMANA IN SUMER

The Cambridge Ancient History[xvi][iii] which is usually not considered as a sourcebook for Indian history by writers like Romila Thapar contains priceless information relevant to Indian ancient history. In the highly authentic Sumerian king list appears such hallowed names as Bharat (Warad) Sin and Ram Sin. As Sin was the Moon god Chandra Ram Sin can be seen to be same as Rama Chandra. Bharat Sin ruled for 12 years (1834-1822 BC), exactly as stated in the Dasaratha Jataka. The Jataka statement, “Years sixty times hundred, and ten thousand more, all told, / Reigned strong-armed Rama”, only means that Rama reigned for sixty years which agrees exactly with the data of Assyriologists. Ram Sin was the longest reigning monarch of Mesopotamia who ruled for 60 years. The mention of the father in the inscriptions of both Warad Sin and Ram Sin is noteworthy and may point to a palace intrigue. Joan Oates is not aware of the Ramayana but writes with great insight (p. 61) that Warad sin was manoeuvred to the throne by his father. In Mesopotamia, a prince normally became king only after the death of his father. Lakshmana, mentioned the Bible as Lakhamar, ruled as a great king.

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19 Comments

  1. Excellent piece of information. The jig saw seems to be coming together. There was one Mr PN Oak who propounded the theory of Hindu nation that expanded from Europe to east Asia. He gave several proofs in his books (which were banned to appease the Muslim lot in India). Now with science and technology we can ascertain the age of these findings and reconstruct the past. Many thanks.

      • There was a Sanathana Dharmic nation. It was based on the Rajya/ Kosha, and Thande of states.

        It is quite a backward shame to find ”Indians” (there should be no such thing as an Indian) believing that their nation is ”new” when it is very old and ancient.

        Shirish Bhosle. It is suggested that you read the truth of untampered Indian history.

        There was a nation. It was called Akhand Bharath (a nation).

        Also note what the concept of NATION is. You’ll feel quite discomforted to find that Bharath certainly was a nation.

        A Sanathana Dharmic nation state.

        • Akhand Bharat it is! Mr.Bhosle seems to be offended with the idea of Hindu. Yes, vedic religion it is. But the larger point is it was Akhand Bharat.

    • Yes He wrote many books including one titled “World Vedic Heritage”in which he propounded this principle that original civilization world over was Vedic Sanatan Dharma.

  2. The idea of a single lineage of kings, descendants of the Sun God, finds itself in the mythologies of many ancient cultures. This furthers the historic significance of this common theme. As the Perfect Being, Rama could have easily served as role model and deity for many ancient cultures.

    Another commonly held view is the possible link of Tamil and Sumerian peoples and culture. Iramanai, the Tamil name for Rama, and his story is quite significant in Bronze Age Tamil thought. Further evidence of Pan-Vedic civilization which once, like Christianity today, held influence over much of the world.

  3. In the south west of Armenia (Europe) Mitaani empire existed in the second millenium BCE which was ruled by kings namely Tussarath( Dashrath ), Basatha( Vasishtha ), Shattivajja, Artatma, Partatma, Vartarna, Shuddharna, Suastatar. It has been proved by scholars that all these kings rewe of Indic origin. They ruled over hitties( local people ) and were in constant conflict with neighbouring asur empire ( Assyria- north west Iraq ). These facts are mentioned in Amarna letters ( Containing exchanges between Ezyptian Pharaos and Akkadians, Assyrians, Mitaanis etc.) found at Tel Amarna in Ezypt. Problem with our historians like Prof. R.S.Sharma, Romila Thapar, D.N.Jha and others of their ilk is that they were more busy in finding the traces of Karl Marx in ancient civilizations instead of finding the truth. Glorification of ancient India was an anathema to the communists as it boosted the morale of nationalists.

    • We can promote more realistic historians and archaeologists than Romila Thapars who suffer from a purposeful colonial hangover.

  4. Its great information and looks logical as well. May be we can see more proof very soon and stop hating सनातन dharma and peace.

  5. Didn’t understand the point that Bharat sin ruled in 1834 BC. THEN , how can be these inscriptions 6000 years ago ? Dates are away by about 2200 years.

  6. Are you sure you are not misinterpreting Mesopotamian/Sumerian/Akkadian carvings of their own deities to be of Ram and Hanuman??

    Because doing a google search of these images does not give an AUTHENTIC archaelogical source…. just blogspam and unverifiable claims.

    I highly doubt its Lord Ram or Lord Hanuman.

    • There is no doubt that these are the carvings of Lord Ram and Hanuman on knees. But not sure of the place. If correct, it goes to prove that Hinduism prevailed far and wide in Asia.

  7. Unfortunately a good objective start to logical outcomes appears clouded by subjective “cultural religious & nationalistic” views. Much of the above comments seem to be driven by superficiality bounded by semantics rather than by reason scientific investigation and outcome.
    As a person of Indian descent, I perhaps would like for everything to be drawn from “Vedic/Hindu” origins, but that would be unrealistic and counter productive to seeking the truth and catering only to my most base egocentric needs!. Is it so hard for some to accept that what is known today as the Indian Epics (Ramayana et al), started somewhere else and that Proto Indians (or Proto anything for that matter) brought these stories with them as they traveled – along the way using their current geographical locations & experiences as overlays to their old memories/stories? Indeed Indians should be proud they, and seemingly they alone, have preserved these ancient stories of their long lost past, whilst in their original ‘home land(s)’ they have long been supplanted by more recent stories, most seemingly given to Dogma then anything. I think the biggest problem that faces Vedic/Hindu/Mesopotamian/ Central Asian history is compartmentalizing them as being separate from each other and overtly trying to keep them separate. Perhaps we should be taking a leaf out of cosmological research, where ‘winding back the clock’ results in the Universe ‘beginning’ with a singularity! Perhaps if we examine history in this way, it may lead us to where the various humanity sprang from, because doing it the way we’re doing it now, does not lend itself to true scientific conclusions. In cosmology terms, historical research appears to be very much stuck in the Middle Ages with ‘cultural/religious/nationalistic’ fervor battling and distracting us from the science; ‘observational/research/testing/logical debate/conclusion’ & if need be a combination of these constructs!
    As a point of reference, I think a good place to start is to data mine and analyse texts from antiquity particularly information that speak about the various peoples and where they record they came from; nine times out of ten, they will speak about the stories they brought with them – much of it so called ‘professionals’ will discount as ‘myth’, but in reality there is no thing as ‘myth’. All of it has some truth entwined. Some special people (an historical Einstein perhaps), will bring us the answer(s)!

  8. Thanks for giving such information that Ramayana was depicted in the arts of Iraq befOre 6000 years

  9. The Jataka statement, “Years sixty times hundred, and ten thousand more, all told, / Reigned strong-armed Rama”, only means that Rama reigned for sixty years which agrees exactly with the data of Assyriologists.
    My comment :–. How can you say 16,000 years as 60 years.

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