Austin Coates

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Austin Coates (1922–1997) was a British civil servant, writer and traveller.


  • What we generally fall to realize is that in talking today to the IndIans we are face to face with the direct descendants, as often as not, of people who were contemporaries of Ancient Egypt, and whose present culture, in most of its mam essentials, is nearly the same as It was then, and is in any event directly descended from that age, and even possibly before it.
    • Coates, Austin China, India and the Ruins of Washington. The John Day Company New York 1972 p- 20.

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