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Adam's bridge: the artificial structure before the flood?

In the Palk Strait, Indian Ocean, there is a particular geographical conformation, a thin strip of land that connects southern India with Sri Lanka. Called "Adam's Bridge", according to some it could be what remains of an ancient bridge dating back to a pre-diluvian era.

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"Orthodox" historians, archaeologists and researchers believe that the first complex civilizations appeared on Earth about 5 thousand years ago. They point out that there is a lack of concrete evidence to support the existence of a previous culture, which arose before the rise of the Sumerians and Egyptians. When researchers like Robert Bauval, Graham Hancock, and Zecharia Sitchin propose that structures like those on the Giza plateau or in South America may be much older than previously thought, their theories are promptly labeled heretical.

Yet, tales of a catastrophic flood are common in many cultures: Sumerians, Greeks, Chinese, Native Americans. These are millennia old stories: the story of the flood really appears everywhere you look!

But not only! Even geological science now considers it plausible that something terrible happened on our planet about 13 thousand years ago. A recent study shows that around 13 thousand years ago, the Earth was hit by an intense bombardment of celestial bodies.

On the surface of the Moon craters are very evident, while on Earth appropriate studies are needed to bring them to light. Impact craters are clear signs of the rain of objects coming from space.

Furthermore, it seems that the date of the flood was imprinted in the rocks of some important monuments of the past. Sites such as that of the Giza Plateau and an ancient city such as Tiahuanaco, seem to have imprinted in their structure a chronological reference which refers exactly to the date of 13 thousand years ago. Over the years, a number of remarkable submerged structures have been discovered, many of which cannot be explained by researchers' commonly accepted chronology. These findings are a further clue that tell us that the universal flood is not a simple myth, but the "mythologised" story of a historical event of which we retain a faint memory.

Adam's Bridge

One of the most surprising indications of a civilization that flourished in the era before the cataclysm of 13 thousand years ago is represented by what is called "Adam's Bridge", a narrow strip of land 30 km long that connects southern India with Sri Lanka.

For a long time it was believed that this strip of land was a natural formation. However, satellite images taken by NASA in early 2003 sparked a fierce debate among scientists, as, according to some, the structure appears to be of artificial origin.

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The photos, in fact, show that the curious conformation in the Palk Strait is much more similar to a long destroyed bridge, now submerged by the ocean.

Some parts of the "bridge" are dry, others are submerged by little water (from 1 to 10 meters). According tohistorical sources , around the 15th century the strip of land was still accessible on foot, at least until 1480 when it was finally destroyed by a cyclone.

The name

Hindu tradition has long held that the spit of land is a bridge built by their beloved god Rama, as recounted in the Hindu epic Ramayana attributed to Valmiki. Since ancient times, in fact, it has been known as "Rama Bridge" or "Rama Setu".

Rama is the most famous and popular manifestation of the Supreme God for a large majority of the 900 million Hindus worldwide. He is recognized as the image, spirit and awareness of Hinduism, the world's oldest organized religion, and of human civilization from the Indian perspective.

The life and heroic deeds of Rama are narrated in the Ramayana, an ancient epic poem in Sanskrit, which literally means "The Journey of Rama", which tells of a time when the gods traveled on board flying ships (vimana) and of giants who walked the Earth. So, is the one written by Valmiki just a devotional narrative work, or does it refer to older sources that report impressive historical events? Is it possible that “Adam's Bridge” is the structure described in these ancient sources?

According to the epic, Sita, Rama's wife, was kidnapped by Ravana, the 10-headed demonic king of Lanka. Rama, in an attempt to save Sita, gathered an army of monkey men, the Vanaras.

The Vanaras, as described in the epic, are funny, childish, slightly irritating, troublesome, hyperactive, adventurous, disarmingly honest, loyal, courageous, and kind-hearted; they are a little shorter than a human and are covered in light fur, usually brown.

Rama discovers that Sita is being held captive on the island of Lanka (Sri Lanka). Unable to move his army across the ocean, Rama asks the Vanaras for help in building a bridge between the mainland and the island of Lanka.

The Vanaras build a causeway of rocks and boulders, some described as large as mountains. The construction of the work took five days and once completed, it allowed Rama to kill Ravana and save his beloved.

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Myth or history?

To mention an evaluation, first of all it must be said that today there is a notable diversity of opinions among scientists who affirm the natural origin of the structure. Some say that it is the result of a process of rising of the earth's crust, others that it was formed after the separation of Sri Lanka from the Indian continent.

The crucial point is represented by the large rectangular limestone blocks present at the base of the structure, which would suggest an artificial origin.

Dr. T. S. Badrinarayanan, former director Geological Survey of India, performed analyzes on the structure and concluded that it is of artificial origin. His team concluded that materials from both banks were placed on the sandy bottom to form the causeway.

The curious Vanaras

According to Valmiki's poem, Rama lived during the Treta Yuga, the second of the four eras of evolution of life (yuga) and precisely the period during which the human being manages to understand the divine magnetism which is at the origin of the various electrical forces. Magnetism is closely related to the existence of all creation.

Hindu tradition dates the Treta Yuga to a period between 2,165 thousand years and 869 thousand years ago. At first glance, this statement seems absurd. But according to some, what is surprising is a curious coincidence concerning the Vanaras, or the "monkey men" who helped Rama build the bridge.

The Vanaras, as reported in the Ramayana, were the children of the gods, humanoids with ape-like appearance and good hearts. The gods created the Vanaras shortly after Rama's birth, in order to aid him in his battle against Ravana.

But who were these monkey men? Is it possible that what is passed down in the poem describes our first ancestors? Is he talking about us, about the dawn of humanity? According to some, it is quite possible.

About 2.5 million years ago (just before the start of the Treta Yuga), human evolution underwent a major turning point with the appearance of the genus Homo. Homo habilis was the first primate capable of using tools.

About 1.8 million years ago, Homo erectus made its debut, appearing mostly in Eurasia. These little men lived in small communities, used huts as temporary shelters, used tools and wore the first clothes. Simply put, they showed the first signs of civilization, a characteristic never observed in any primate group.

Is it possible that the Vanaras of the poem correspond to the Herectus of the story? Certainly, this is a very suggestive hypothesis. Interestingly, the name “Adam's Bridge” comes from an Islamic legend according to which Adam, the first man on earth, crossed this bridge after being expelled from paradise. Could “Adam”, the “first man” and our distant ancestor, have been a Homo Erectus?

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