I also do believe that India was an earlier civilization, (possibly what has been considered as Lemuria), than Sumerian, but I also think there was an earlier civilization of MU that left to form the India civilization, or at least were apart of it, or it apart of MU.
Lemuria is just a name cooked up by a bunch of scientists in the late 19th century who were trying to figure out why there were lemurs on Madagascar and in India, but none in the near and Middle East. They envisioned a hypothetical landmass in the Indian Ocean, dubbing it Lemuria, and later, the mother of Theosophy, Mdme. Blavatsky, ran with the name and popularized it in her books.
Mu however is the name of the ancient goddess of the Motherland, and to most Vedic people, particularly the Tamil Dravidian cultures of southern India, the goddess Mu represents the "inundated motherland" which they called Kumari Kandam. In the Tamil traditions, if you drew a triangular land mass where its three corners touched Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Australia, that's how big the Tamil writings say the continent was.
Wikipedia has a decent picture and article on it…
I don't know that I can believe that a continent that huge once existed there, (unless Australia or Antarctica once occupied that space and moved due to continental drift or Hapgood's crustal displacement theories) but I certainly believe that the Indian ocean, the Bay of Bengal, and the Sunda Shelf region had a great many more islands above water and they were humanly occupied by a very high tech society during the Ice Age.
Right now, I firmly believe that a huge part of our human history is beneath the sea.
However, that being said, I think there is one more place we might find a good many answers. India's ancient texts most certainly suggest that a very high tech, war-like civilization eventually took over. And I think most high tech war-like human civilizations would behave pretty much like the present-day military-industrial complex does. They have a tendency to hide their most secretive weapons, machinery and flying machines in tunnels and caves. Think of Mt. Weather and Area 51…
If the Vedic written evidence is to be considered, then I suspect there is a good chance that the endless metaphors, allegories and occult, mystic hocus-pocus that surrounds the legends of Shambhala and Agartha amount to carefully constructed disinformation designed to hide a very, very old cache of weapons and Vimanas that may even still be in very good working order.
Vimanas were built to literally "last forever." And though right now I don't want to haul out all my books to give you the credible sources ( it's Xmas and family is coming…) trust me when I say that the Mesopotamian and Hurrian texts concerning the Anunnaki "gods" most certainly suggest that the Anunnaki had to go back to "the storehouses of old" when they wanted to bring out their most destructive weapons.
I don't think it's a coincidence that Nergal, the god of war, was also the god of "the underworld." And personally, I think it's high time that folks stopped assuming that the underworld meant hell, or the realm of the dead, or sheol etc. infinitum.
Nergal-Erra had to go DOWN, into a cave or tunnel system of some type in order to bring out his "seven deadly weapons" which were called the 'sebitti' in the famous text titled Erra and Ishum, or (alternatively) "When Erra destroyed the world."
Stephanie Dalley's Myths from Mesopotamia (Oxford University Press, 1989) has the best translation of the text that I've read so far, but here is an online translation that is pretty fair.
Though I don't often agree with Zecharia Sitchin, in this case I think he was correct. This is the text that describes the events surrounding the destruction of Sodom and Gommorah, the Agade, and even the destruction of Ur which is described in the "Lamentation of Ur" texts. Ur was evidently destroyed by an "evil wind" after Nergal-Erra unleashes his deadly weapons. Radiation, I rather suspect.
The cave system where Nergal-Erra's stash of ancient weapons was hidden away could be in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan or anywhere along the Himalayan Mountain range. There is just way too much textual evidence in both the Mesopotamian and Vedic histories suggesting that Sumer's "gods" had access to the very same weapons and flying machines written about in the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
In 270 BC, the Vedic Emperor Asoka converted to Buddhism and decided that the weapons and war paraphernalia available to the Vedic war lords was far too dangerous so he created a secret society of "nine unknown men" to keep the Vedic advanced weapon technology "from falling into the wrong hands." Here's a great article on it...
Frankly, I don't think, (from the looks of everything flying around in our skies) that those ancient vimanas, and weapons, etc. have disappeared at all. I think there is probably a secret sect of Hindu or Buddhist monks who probably know EXACTLY where all those high tech gadgets from antiquity have been stashed. And from the looks of things, I even suspect that every now and then, one of those monks takes one of those old "built to last forever" Vimanas out of its hiding place and takes it for a joy ride….
If you were in his shoes, wouldn't you?
Merry Christmas everybody. I've got stuff I've got to do….Later