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The Sarasra Dynasty is the first, sometimes considered second, dynasty in Cananganamese historiography. According to Cananganamese tradition, the Sarasra dynasty founded the first kingdoms after the Sunset Flood. In Cananganamese historiography, the dynasty is followed by the Agharttee Dynasty, though some traditions place the Sarasra dynasty as an intermediary period within a greater Agharttee dynasty.

There are no known contemporary records from the time of the Sarasra dynasty. The dynasty is usually dated in tradition to sometime in the 3rd Millennia BCE, meaning the dynasty would predate all known forms of writing leaving little in the way of the ability to record the events that occurred aside from oral traditions where the first mention was later written down in either 591 BCE or 518 BCE. Many scholars today discredit the existence of the Sarasra, though studies continue for the sake of understanding more of the early migratory period of Asuranesian peoples. The topic of the dynasty is particularly popular in Nagu, where many theories as to the origin of the dynasty has led to nationalistic fervor over who is the "original rulers" of the region.

The dynasty is recorded as ending during the reign of Lata, who failed to stop many disasters from occurring as dated by a solar eclipse in either 2110 or 2109 BCE. The disasters recorded include failed crops, large floods, and social unrest over "eaten stars".

Archaeological Evidence

Several burial and archaeological sites have been found around the settlements of Sanatree and Tarna. Some of these date during the 3rd Millennia BCE, coinciding with the time period of the supposed Sarasra dynasty. In total, some 108 burial sites have been found, though most of these are in terrible condition as a result of the climate. Some burial sites, however, were made in the wells of cenotes. As a result, the stagnant oxygen-deprived water perfectly preserved several remains dating to this time. A common trend among the buried dead were evidence of tattooing utilizing specialized tools, and similar yet distinct motifs.

In addition to tattoo motifs, the clothing has also been preserved to some degree thanks to the aforementioned cenotes. The material which these cloths were made are commonly from the bark of musa textilis. Some crafted barkcloth derives from blighia sapida seeming to associate with a higher status in society as these individuals would be buried alongside many artifacts likely meant to associate their owner in the afterlife. The cloths these peoples wore had also evidence of being dyed before being woven, indicating ornate patterns that had once existed. Unfortunately, most of these patterns have become indecipherable, though some have survived in some mostly damaged state but intact enough to be recreated using modern or traditional methods.

Metallurgy

One of the notable things of the period of the supposed Sarasra dynasty show little metallurgy, as the only metallurgy was in the form of mostly copper tools and ceremonial items such as gold and silver atlatls, adze, and other tools indicating perhaps a worship of crafting tools. This displays later in Cananganamese religion as specialized tools for all forms of art and worship show some form of inheriting or adopting of this tradition. Some tools which show damage from use are also found in some quantity, though these are entirely made of copper. The metals found are of notable purity, though the craft and durability of such tools are dubious as to the amount they were actually used.

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