I skimmed the article to get a good idea of it but don't have time to read it completely now. What struck me is how similar fundamentalists of all religions can be when it comes to archeaology. From young-earth creationism to Islamists trying to deny Jewish history, to Mormons creating fanciful pre-Columbian civilizations in America.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š What is quite ironic is that in India, where Islam is quite moderate and respectable (I much enjoyed being in Muslim company there), the Hindus are doing the same thing in saying that many venerable (from an architectural and historical pov in my book) Muslim mosques are actually built on the site of Hindu temples.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š In 1992, they destroyed the Mosque in Ayodhya saying it was on the birthplace of Ram; if you go to Vrindavan, the alleged birthplace of Krishna, the fanatical RSS (no, it's not just a feed for computers
) is always clamoring to get the mosque there destroyed. In fact, they have guards armned with machine guns there and you can't take pictures.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š (related article: http://www.geocities.com/indiafas/Hindu/ram_myth.htm
There's an interesting parallel Hindu tract, which even claims the Vatican is built on the site of a Hindu god's temple!! (wish I could find the link for that; saw it once).