“Ancient site discovered in Bihar”:http://www.ndtv.com/morenews/showmorestory.asp?slug=Ancient+site+discovered+in+Bihar&id=37419
bq. They have found a 3500-year-old site in Pandavsthan village and some 2,000 artifacts that are said to date to around 1500-2000 B.C. Pandavsthan’s residents always believed their village got its name from the Mahabharata and that the Pandavas spent some time here.
“Gilgamesh tomb believed found”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2982891.stm
bq. “We covered more than 100 hectares. We have found garden structures and field structures as described in the epic, and we found Babylonian houses.”
The Epic of Gilgamesh, written 2000 years before Buddha, “has a flood story”:http://www-relg-studies.scu.edu/netcours/rs011/restrict/gilflood.htm similar to the one in Indian mythology, where Manu builds a boat and carries animals to safety.