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Ram Setu is for real, says Popular Science Channel

An American science channel has claimed that the Ram Setu is man-made and not natural. In a promo for its upcoming show, the channel quotes an archaeologist that the rocks on top of sand pre-date the sand.

“The rocks on top of the sand actually pre-date the sand. So there is more to the story.”

Ram Setu popular known as Adam’s Birdge, is a chain of limestone shoals, between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. Geological evidence suggests that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka.

The studies under “Project Rameswaram” of the Geological Survey of India (GSI), which included dating of corals, indicate Rameswaram Island evolved beginning 125,000 years ago. Radiocarbon dating of samples in this study suggests the domain between Rameswaram and Talaimannar may have been exposed sometime between 7,000 and 18,000 years ago.Thermoluminescence dating by GSI concludes that the sand dunes between Dhanushkodi and Adam’s Bridge started forming about 500–600 years ago. 

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