A promo on Discovery Communications-owned Science Channel has reignited the controversy on the Ram Setu. “Are the ancient Hindu myths of a land bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka true? Scientific analysis suggests they are,” claims a two-minute long documentary, titled “What on Earth: A land bridge” that is scheduled to be aired on Wednesday.
In the show, a group of oceanologists and archaeologists, citing images from a NASA satellite, claim that the investigators have found a 30-miles-long line of rocks between Sri Lanka and India. In the video, American archaeologists say that 50-km stretch between Pamban Island near Rameshwaram in India and Mannar Island off Sri Lanka is man-made.
“There are Hindu legends that the God Rama placed a bridge here, connecting India and Sri Lanka,” says geologist Alan Lester. Another expert could be heard saying that building such a bridge at that point of time in history would have been a “super human achievement”.
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Scientific analysis reveal that the rocks are 7,000 years old but are sitting on the top of sand that is only 4,000-years-old, says the narrator in the promo.
Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and Union minister Smriti Irani were also seen tweeting about the Adam's bridge video.
जय श्री राम 🙏🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/M85KFnyZIY— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 11, 2017