huntington.2 at OSU.EDU
Tue Jan 21 11:46:42 EST 2003
Dear Indology Colleagues,
Please forgive me for weighing in late on this one, I have been in
nepal for six weeks and am just catching up on the e-mail scene. I
am very critical of the interpretation of the Photograph. It does not
show a bridge. It shows what may suggest a causeway or bridge
foundation to some. the nature of the structure is undetermined and
the photograph, assuming it is un-tampered with, suggests that a
little time in the water with a scuba rig by an experienced
underwater archaeologist. or other form of undersea exploration may
be in order.
There are many factors that have not been taken into account
including the unbridled hopefulness of those of us who actually wish
that a connection will be found some day.
>A similar notice of this alleged bridge relic appeared on the risa-l list in
>November, so I looked up the various posted views of the area. One of these
>views suggested to me that someeone had tampered with the photo to make it
>look more like a bridge "on" the shoal. Take a good look at the second photo
>on the following website, to see obvious evidence of image-tampering in the
>form of regular sized little strokes that appear to imitate stones:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "humanidades India" <indologia at LATINMAIL.COM>
>To: <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>
>Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 6:53 PM
>Subject: NASA Founds!!!
>> : "harinam108" <harinam108 at y...>
>> Date: Mon Oct 7, 2002 4:42 am
>> Subject: NASA Images Discover Ancient Bridge between India and SriLanka
>> NASA Images Discover Ancient Bridge between India and SriLanka
>> (Courtesy : NASA Digital Image Collection)
>> Space images taken by NASA reveal a mysterious ancient bridge in the
>> Strait between India and Sri Lanka. The recently discovered bridge
>> currently named as Adam´s Bridge is made of chain of shoals, c.18 mi
>> (30 km) long.
>> The bridge´s unique curvature and composition by age reveals that it
>> is man made. The legends as well as Archeological studies reveal that
>> the first signs of human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to the a
>> primitive age, about 17,50,000 years ago and the bridge´s age is also
>> almost equivalent.
>> This information is a crucial aspect for an insight into the
>> mysterious legend called Ramayana, which was supposed to have taken
>> place in treta yuga (more than 17,00,000 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.
>> This information may not be of much importance to the archeologists
>> 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.
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