Manmade or natural? 1.75 million year old bridge

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PostSat Jul 31, 2010 8:39 pm » by Emeraldtruth

I was watching a video earlier with a myriad of subjects mentioned,
all of which I was familiar with except for one.
Does anyone here have some thoughts or information to share?
Here's where I'm at for now;

Indian-Sri Lankan 30km bridge
I went to Nasa's website where I located this:

Sri Lanka is shaped like a giant teardrop falling from the southern tip of the vast Indian subcontinent. It is separated from India by the 50km (31mi) wide Palk Strait, although there is a series of stepping-stone coral islets known as Adam's Bridge that almost form a land bridge between the two countries.
So please d'ont shout photoshop etc. at me.
I've checked Wikipedia too and though extensive, it is inconclusive and perhaps even contradictory,
so ditto with quoting that at me please.

Now that I've established it does in reality exist,
I find that there is in fact an ancient Indian legend regarding it's construction...

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PostSat Jul 31, 2010 8:42 pm » by Emeraldtruth

So I went to
where the following is quoted
"Space images taken by NASA reveal a mysterious ancient bridge in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka.
This information is a crucial aspect for an insight into the mysterious legend called Ramayana, which was supposed to have taken place in tredha yuga (more than 1,700,000 years ago).
In this epic, there is a mentioning about a bridge, which was built between Rameshwaram (India) and Srilankan coast under the supervision of a dynamic and invincible figure called Rama who is supposed to be the incarnation of the supreme."

(The Ramayana of Valmiki, Yuddha Kanda)

There is a more detailed telling of the legend at the above site,
which I highly recommend if it interests you.
So anyone here able to enlighten me?
Coincidence and natural?
Or manmade?

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PostSat Jul 31, 2010 11:02 pm » by Emeraldtruth

Not a bite yet, I'll pop back again later.
Perhaps the salmon of knowledge is sleeping..
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PostSat Jul 31, 2010 11:12 pm » by sockpuppet

I looked at it earlier... But I am not very familiar with the Hindu writings, and the articles do not give a "real" reason for this being man-made rather than just a "natural" land-bridge besides a vague reference to it's shape. So, no opinion so far...
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PostSat Jul 31, 2010 11:23 pm » by Funnyman46

I'm trying to find other pictures of this bridge but so far, this is all I can find. It appears to be a bit of a wide road as well,...

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PostSat Jul 31, 2010 11:25 pm » by Emeraldtruth

Apologies Sock,
my limited character allotment forces brevity as an issue upon me,
sometimes resulting in less than satisfactory detail being provided.
It's new to me so I was hoping for any input of the open-minded variety.
However the link I provided is only a 5 minute read:
It explains in legend the creation of the bridge.
Scientific sources I read today regarding an explanation,
were no more or less convincing, primarily..
that it was created as the two land masses diverged.
Thanks for reading it and replying.

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PostSun Aug 01, 2010 12:14 am » by Harbin

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PostSun Aug 01, 2010 12:22 am » by Emeraldtruth

Harbin I like you,
but are you lazy or trying to antagonise me?

I'm off to play the virtual socialist sport of soccer shortly :wink:

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PostSun Aug 01, 2010 12:37 am » by Willease

I think it's both. A natural bridge that humans built on.

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PostSun Aug 01, 2010 12:44 am » by whitedeath

I think it's a sign from God, to show us even he makes mistakes. Besides us as a race being the biggest and most obvious clue of course


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