From: Samantha Atkins (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 01:28:44 MST
Mike Lorrey wrote:
> It is a popular New Age myth that Indian and Chinese civilizations are
> older than western civilizations like that of Egypt and Sumer, but this
> is not so. The fact is that, if you go by the development of written
> language, the evidence is that Chinese writing developed only around
> 1250 BC, that of Sumer dates back to 3500 BC, and Egypt around 3000 BC.
> While Indus Valley writing is almost as old as that of the west, it died
> out long before the development of ancient Sanskrit, and Sanskrit is
> derived from those developed in the west, not the east.
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