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RAMA'S BRIDGE TO LANKA IS REAL (NASA PHOTOGRAPH FROM SATELLITE IMAGERY)
In a startling discovery, archaeologists have found that a bridge - currently called Adam's Bridge - made of chain of shoals, c.18 miles (30 km) long, in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka, is man made. Satellite images (courtesy of NASA Digital Image Collection) show that the bridge's unique curvature and composition by age indicate that it is almost certainly man made. The discovery ties in with the Hindu Mythology of 'The Ramayana' in which Rama builds a bridge between Rameshwaram (India) and Lanka to rescue his wife Sita who had been kidnapped by the evil Ravana.The legends as well as Archaeological studies reveal that the first signs of human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to the a primitive age, about 1,750,000 years ago and the bridge's age is also almost equivalent. This information is a crucial aspect for an insight into the legend of the Ramayana, which was supposed to have taken place in tretha yuga (more than 1,700,000 years ago). This information may not be of much importance to the archaeologists who are interested in exploring the origins of man, but it is sure to open the spiritual gates of the people of the world to have come to know an ancient history linked to the Indian mythology.