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NASA digital images discover ancient "Ramayana" bridge between India, Lanka
PTI ^ | Washington, October 09 2002 | Editorial Staff

Posted on 10/09/2002 8:35:38 AM PDT by vannrox

NASA digital images discover ancient "Ramayana" bridge between India, Lanka
PTI
Washington, October 09 2002

The NASA Shuttle has imaged a mysterious ancient bridge between India and Sri Lanka, as mentioned in the Ramayana.

The evidence, say experts matter-of-factly, is in the Digital Image Collection.

The recently discovered bridge, currently named as Adam's Bridge and made of a chain of shoals, 30 km long, in the Palk Straits between India and Sri Lanka, reveals a mystery behind it.

The bridge's unique curvature and composition by age reveals that it is man-made. Legend as well as Archeological studies reveal that the first signs of human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to the primitive age, about 17,50,000 years ago and the bridge's age is also almost equivalent.


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Take that! Yet another discovery that validates what "alternative" Archaeologists have been saying for years.
1 posted on 10/09/2002 8:35:38 AM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox
Is that 17 million or 1.7 million years ago? Anyhow, there weren't any "humans" back then.
2 posted on 10/09/2002 8:40:41 AM PDT by jlogajan
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To: jlogajan
I'm betting 17,500 is the number. Jibes with what I've read.
3 posted on 10/09/2002 8:41:27 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion
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4 posted on 10/09/2002 8:43:29 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: jlogajan
Is that 17 million or 1.7 million years ago? Anyhow, there weren't any "humans" back then.

Art Bell has had guests that suggest that advanced humanoid civilizations existed on Earth 100 million years ago. And Bell has speculated that there may have been many such civilizations, cropping up every 100 million years or so, until they destroy themselves and we struggle upward once again.

5 posted on 10/09/2002 8:48:12 AM PDT by Commie Basher
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To: Commie Basher
Are the NASA images available on-line? Does anyone have a link, if so?
6 posted on 10/09/2002 8:49:59 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: Pravious
Try here: http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/iams/images/earth/STS067/lowres/10124769.jpg

Doesn't look particularly man-made to me.
7 posted on 10/09/2002 9:10:26 AM PDT by linear
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8 posted on 10/09/2002 9:34:56 AM PDT by Tunehead54
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To: linear
Thanks for the image link.
I agree with you. Doesn't look man-made; doesn't look like a bridge.
9 posted on 10/09/2002 9:48:44 AM PDT by bobsatwork
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To: bobsatwork
I agree with you. Doesn't look man-made; doesn't look like a bridge.

Looks like a standard sand bar.

10 posted on 10/09/2002 9:56:22 AM PDT by balrog666
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To: balrog666
Looks like a standard sand bar.

Maybe, maybe not. Were it not for the "bridge" area it looks like the channel would support some vigorous currents (look at how blue the water is on either side of the bay) -- which possibly argues against the natural formation of such a sandbar.

I note that 17,500 years ago was during the last ice age -- ocean levels would have been lower, so if there was a low ridgeline along that route, it might have allowed people to move on foot between the two areas. No need for a manmade bridge then, and it would explain how a sandbar might occur naturally.

11 posted on 10/09/2002 10:04:58 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Commie Basher
Graham Hancock - Fingerprints of the Gods --

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12 posted on 10/09/2002 11:16:52 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: r9etb
I note that 17,500 years ago was during the last ice age -- ocean levels would have been lower, so if there was a low ridgeline along that route, it might have allowed people to move on foot between the two areas. No need for a manmade bridge then, and it would explain how a sandbar might occur naturally

That sounds like a better explanantion.

13 posted on 10/09/2002 11:18:30 AM PDT by balrog666
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To: Commie Basher
And Bell has speculated that there may have been many such civilizations, cropping up every 100 million years or so, until they destroy themselves and we struggle upward once again.

They were dinosaurs.

And isn't that a picture of the moon?? Or was that another thread?

14 posted on 10/09/2002 11:30:02 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: balrog666
Ocean levels have risen a lot, even in the last 5,000 years.
15 posted on 10/09/2002 11:33:56 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: r9etb
Although I don't know the scale of the features in the high altitude photo, the "bridge" appears to be consistant with a naturally-formed feature. As a result of prevailing winds and currents, especially longshore currents (set up by the wave interaction with the shoreline), it is not unusual to form long sand spits and barrier bars which are sometime submerged.

Several good examples of this type of shallow water and nearshore feature are: (1) the barrier bars and beaches south of Asbury Park, NJ; (2) the Cape Hatteras area, NC; (3) Galveston Island, TX, and; (4) Morro Bay, CA.

The Morro Bay example is on a much small scale, but is a good one. Morro Rock (a craggy, volcanic hill that sits north of the bay) has been alternately connected and separated from the mainland several times over the past 400+ years. South of the Rock is a long sandy peninsula which extends south to the Montana de Oro point. The Rock today is connected to the mainland by another spit, but it is breached by heavy wave action from time to time and is then underwater. Sedimentological and archeological work I did at the Bay over 20 years ago showed that the long, linear spit has been present at least since the last ice age (about 20,000 years ago). Indian "kitchen middens" showed human inhabitation in the area for at least 6,000 years.

At one time the long linear spit may have connected to Morro Rock (today there is the small entrance to the bay and harbor, which is dredged). This seems like a reasonable analong to the situation shown in the satellite photo.

The color changes in the water are a result of both water depth and the nature of the sediments or rocks on the ocean floor. There is no way to tell how thick the sediment is beneath the ocean floor, or if it is underlain by bedrock. If the shallow sediments are underlain by bedrock, the the currents would have had to cut a channel through the isthumus (which is unlikely). Interesting picture though - I'm going to have to break out the atlas to figure out precisely where this is located.

16 posted on 10/09/2002 12:15:48 PM PDT by capitan_refugio
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To: vannrox
Hmm. Looks like its waaaaay past time for Oxford to revise its chronology. ;)
17 posted on 10/09/2002 1:26:39 PM PDT by freebounder
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To: r9etb; blam
I note that 17,500 years ago was during the last ice age -- ocean levels would have been lower,

I checked a map of continent contours at -110 meters that I think blam posted a link to. Sri Lanka is a wide, Florida-like penninsula off southeast India at that sea level.

My recollection is that -110 meters was the sea level at the last glacial maximum, about 18,000 years ago.

18 posted on 10/09/2002 3:29:43 PM PDT by Lessismore
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To: Lessismore
Here is the map Lessismore:

Click here

I like this map.

19 posted on 10/09/2002 4:01:17 PM PDT by blam
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To: vannrox
Lost Civilisation From 7,500BC Discovered Off Indian Coast

That's 9,500 years ago. (Remember that we were all taught that civilization began 3,500BC in the Middle-East, eh?)

20 posted on 10/09/2002 4:06:23 PM PDT by blam
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To: r9etb
"I note that 17,500 years ago was during the last ice age -- ocean levels would have been lower."

Check the map in post #19.

21 posted on 10/09/2002 4:08:42 PM PDT by blam
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To: vannrox; blam
The sea level at the height of the last ice age was about 380 feet lower than today.

Then, the land bridges between continents were broad and high. All the British Isles were part of contiguous Europe. The Alaska-Siberia bridge was hundreds of miles wide, not a narrow straight.

The Atlantic coast of America was a hundred miles into what is now the ocean.

So, it is no wonder at all that Sri Lanka was joined with India at that time. Quite natural.
22 posted on 10/09/2002 4:28:01 PM PDT by edwin hubble
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To: edwin hubble
"So, it is no wonder at all that Sri Lanka was joined with India at that time. Quite natural. "

Yup. No Persian Gulf and a landlocked Red Sea. I also suspect that the Gulf of Mexico was 'blocked off' from the world's oceans, as was the Black Sea.

23 posted on 10/09/2002 4:42:59 PM PDT by blam
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24 posted on 07/21/2004 7:20:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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The Hoax Of The NASA Bridge
THE recent story of NASA discovering a “mysterious 1.75 million year ancient bridge” is now clearly exposed as a deliberate fraud by Hindu fundamentalists. It was initially propagated by Vaishnava News Network an ISKON web site and was promptly hailed as a scientific proof of Ramayana by Hindutva internet sites. Not much notice would have been taken of such claims, which are after all periodic in the Hindutva sites, if PTI and television channels had not picked up the story. Finally, the fraud was exposed: NASA clarified that its pictures were neither mysterious nor new. These pictures, taken from space borne cameras of the 30 kms long sandbanks, have been around for more than six years and most certainly NASA did not certify them as man-made.

......

More @ www.thebridge.itgo.com


25 posted on 07/24/2006 3:19:28 PM PDT by thebridge.itgo.com (The Hoax Of The NASA Bridge. www.thebridge.itgo.com)
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26 posted on 07/24/2006 3:21:43 PM PDT by thebridge.itgo.com (The Hoax Of The NASA Bridge. www.thebridge.itgo.com)
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27 posted on 03/07/2007 9:19:24 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Thursday, February 19, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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28 posted on 03/07/2007 9:22:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Thursday, February 19, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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That would be 1.75 million. Here's a different link to a parallel article:
http://www.stevequayle.com/Giants/Ancient.Civ_Technol/021008.1750000yr.bridge.html


29 posted on 03/07/2007 9:28:45 AM PST by BuffaloJack
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To: jlogajan
Is that 17 million or 1.7 million years ago? Anyhow, there weren't any "humans" back then.

You haven't read Forbidden Archeology, have you.

30 posted on 03/07/2007 9:50:16 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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Can the monkey god save Rama’s underwater bridge?
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History stands still in seabed off Sri Lanka
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31 posted on 07/09/2007 8:13:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (This tagline optimized for the Mosaic browser. Profile updated Friday, July 6, 2007.)
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Guys you can find more information about this thing from this site. Whatever stated is true in this article, it is true that time is not staying it has been moving on it’s own, what we know about past is very less and beyond our imagination. Hindu dharma has explained alot about past and preserved most of the things. Rmayana is a part in protecting humans from devils on earth. It is difficult to believe that once upon time there is evil on earth. How you can understand by searching differetn things. I am just giving ancient history of INDIA. Through this website. It need more than English language to understand. If interested than try your best in understanding what happened in time.

http://www.answers.com/topic/yuga


32 posted on 05/28/2008 5:40:25 AM PDT by srikanth261
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Guys you can find more information about this thing from this site. Whatever stated is true in this article, it is true that time is not staying it has been moving on it’s own, what we know about past is very less and beyond our imagination. Hindu dharma has explained alot about past and preserved most of the things. Rmayana is a part in protecting humans from devils on earth. It is difficult to believe that once upon time there is evil on earth. How you can understand by searching differetn things. I am just giving ancient history of INDIA. Through this website. It need more than English language to understand. If interested than try your best in understanding what happened in time.

http://www.answers.com/topic/yuga


33 posted on 05/28/2008 5:40:55 AM PDT by srikanth261
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Thanks. I will be back home saturday and will study that link.


34 posted on 05/28/2008 5:18:42 PM PDT by blam
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