Lakshmi in Pompeii Italy 80 BC
I have,in my search for finding the evidence of Sanatana Dharma throughout the world,written its presence in almost all the countries.
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The history of the countries in Europe always begins with a statement that there was an influx of people from the East and they mingled with the local population.
The question is where did they come from?
The time of Immigration coincides with the Great Flood mentioned in the Hindu texts and ancient Tamil Classics.
The next question is about the people who were present locally when the Immigration took place.
I postulate that both belonged to Bharatavarsha,the name the present India.
One must remember the landmass was different then.
I have been able to find evidence to back up my theory,in fact I formulated the theory after I found the evidence in the areas.
In this attempt I have written on the presence of Sanatana Dharma in Greece.
The first Mitanni king was Sutarna I (good sun). He was followed by Baratarna I (or Paratarna great sun), Parasuksatra(ruler with axe),…. Saustatar (Sauksatra, son of Suksatra, the good ruler), Artadama (abiding in cosmic law)..Tushratta (Dasaratha), and finally Matiwazza (Mativaja, whose wealth is thought) during whose lifetime the Mitanni state appears to have become a vassal to Assyria”. Subhash Kak traces the ‘arna’ syllable in the names of the kings to ‘araNi’ (अरणि) meaning ‘sun’…
(Akhenaten, Surya, and the Rigveda’, Prof Subhash Kak (an Indian American computer scientist, previous Head of Computer Science Department, Oklahoma State University)’
And Rome was founded on April 21,753 BC on Sri Rama Navami,Lord Rama’s birth day.
And now more evidence in the form of A figurine of Goddess Mahalakshmi being found in Pompeii.
The statuette was discovered in a small house on Via dell’Abbondanza in the ruins of Pompeii. The house is now called “House of the Indian statuette”.The year of the discovery is variously given as between 1930 and 1935, and in 1938.
The statuette is nearly naked apart from her lavish jewels. She has two female attendants, one facing outward on each side, holding cosmetics containers...
The existence of this statuette in Pompeii by 79 CE, when Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the city, testifies to the intensity of Indo-Roman trade relations during the 1st century CE.This statuette has been dated by the Naples National Archaeological Museum as having been created in India in the first half of that century...
The Western Kshatrapas under king Nahapana invaded the Satavahana realm for 50 years between approximately 25 CE and 75 CE. There is therefore a distinct possibility that the Pompeii Lakshmi was looted and sent to the West by the Western Satraps for purpose of trade. The Western Satraps are known from the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea to have had intense commercial contacts with the Roman Empire around that time.’
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