US science channel finds Ram Sethu to be real manmade

14 December 2017

An American science channel on Tuesday claimed that the Ram Setu, also known as Adam's Bridge, that spans the sea between India and Sri Lanka, is not a natural formation but man-made.

The sea-link, which the Ramayana refers to as built by Lord Sri Ram in his mission to rescue his wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana, the king of Lanka, is a man-made bridge, according to a promotional video released on Tuesday by Discovery Communications-owned Science Channel.

The channel states that its explorers have found that the bridge located between the landmass of India and Sri Lanka appears to be built some 5,000 years ago, which gives credence to wider Indian belief that the now defunct bridge was made by Lord Sri Ram.

The channel's findings also bare attempts by proponents of the Setu Samudram project to undermine the legitimacy of the claims about Ram Sethu and dredge through it to open a shipping channel that would shorten the distance for ocean going ships from the Indian subcontinent.

The promo of the new show 'What on Earth' to be aired on Science Channel gives enough hints to the viewers about the origin of the Ram Setu with quite a few scientists and archaeologists believing it to be man-made.

The video also shows geologist Alan Lester saying that the rocks of the bridge are 7,000 years old while the sandbar is only 4,000 years old, suggesting that the rocks were brought from elsewhere.

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