Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Identify interesting things from Pir Panjal Range

(Updated with info. sent in by Man Mohan Ji) Man Mohan Ji has sent in this little quiz. Can anyone identify these items?

I am putting in my wild guess.
The first one looks like some sort of territorial insignia and the second one looks like fossilized remains of some animal ( perhaps an elephant, I read that their remains have in fact found in the region)

An archaeological  engraving  about 1 foot in diameter on a Schist rock  at Anjan, Nanga Pahar at an altitude of 9.000 ft of a southerly spur of Pir Panjal Range radiating from Muni Mal Peak
Fossil of tusks and mandible of  Stegodon Ganesha - an elephant with huge tusks  which along with other vertebrate animals roamed the Himalayan  foothills during Siwalik times.
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2 comments:

  1. I think the first picture resembles a 'shri vatsa' or an endless knot. It has religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. But,it is a wild guess at best.

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  2. An endless knot! Interesting observation nevertheless.

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