The Bridge of Adam: Does science confirm the myth?

In the Palk Strait, Indian Ocean, there is a particular geographical area, a thin strip of land that links the south of India with Sri Lanka. The so-called “Adam’s Bridge”, according to some, may be the remains of an ancient bridge of pre-diluvian age.

Historians, archaeologists and “orthodox” researchers believe that the first complex civilizations appeared on Earth about 5000 years ago. They point to the fact that they lack concrete evidence to support the existence of an earlier culture, built before the Sumerians and the Egyptians.

When researchers such as Robert Bauval, Graham Hancock or Zecharia Sitchin propose that structures such as those found in the Giza Plateau or in South America may be much larger than previously thought, their theories are easily labeled as heretical. However, stories of catastrophic floods are common in many cultures: Sumerians, Greeks, Chinese, Native Americans, etc.

Geological science now considers it likely that something terrible happened on our planet about 13,000 years ago. A recent study shows that around 13,000 years ago, the Earth was hit by an intense bombardment of celestial bodies. On the surface of the Moon there is much evidence, while on Earth appropriate studies are needed to bring them to light. Are the impact craters obvious signs of the rain of objects coming from space?

Also, it seems that the date of the flood has been etched into the rocks of some important monuments of the past. Sites such as the Giza plateau and a city as old as Tiahuanaco, seem to have impressed in its structure a chronological reference that refers exactly to dates of 13,000 years ago.

Over the years, we have found a number of significant submerged structures, many of which can’t be explained with the chronology commonly accepted by researchers. These results are further proof that they tell us that the flood is not just a myth, but history “mythologized” an historical event from which we keep a distant memory.


The Bridge of Adam

According to some researchers, one of the most striking evidence that a civilization flourished before the cataclysm of 13,000 years ago is represented by what is called “Adam’s Bridge”, a narrow strip of land of 30 km that connects the south of India with Sri Lanka.

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

The photos, in fact, show that the curious shape in the Palk Strait is much more like a long destroyed bridge, now submerged in the ocean.

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


The Hindu tradition says that the long strip of land is a bridge built by his beloved god Rama, as told in the Hindu epic Ramayana attributed to Valmiki. Since ancient times, in fact, it is known as “Rama Bridge” or “Rama Setu”.

Rama is the most famous and popular manifestation of the Supreme God for a vast majority of the 900 million Hindus worldwide. It is recognized as the image, spirit and conscience of Hinduism, the oldest organized religion in the world, and of human civilization from the point of view of India.

The deeds and heroics of Rama’s life are narrated in the Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic, which literally means “The Journey of Rama,” which speaks of a time when the gods traveled aboard ships (vimanas) and giants that They walked the Earth.

Is Valmiki’s writing just a work of devotional fiction or are they ancient sources that show impressive historical events? Is it possible that the “Adam’s Bridge” is the structure described in these ancient sources?

As it was said in the epic, Sita, wife of Rama, was kidnapped by Ravana, the demon king of 10 heads of Lanka. Rama, in an attempt to rescue Sita, gathered an army of ape men, the Vanara.

The Vanara, as described in the epic, is funny, childish, somewhat irritating, untimely, hyperactive, adventurous, of a disarming, loyal, courageous and good-hearted honesty; they are a little lower than humans, and are covered by luminous skin, usually brown.

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

The Vanara then builds a road with rocks and boulders, some described as big as mountains. The construction work lasted five days and once completed, allowed Rama to kill Ravana and rescue his beloved.

Myth or history?

To make a correct evaluation, first of all it must be said that today there is a great diversity of opinions among scientists who affirm the natural origin of the structure. Some say that it is the result of a process of increase of the earth’s crust, others that formed after the separation of Sri Lanka from the Indian continent.

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

Dr. TS Badrinarayanan, former director of the Geological Survey of India, has performed an analysis of the structure and has concluded that it is of artificial origin. His team came to the conclusion that the materials from both banks were placed on the sandy bottom to form a roadway.

The Curious Vanara

As explained by Dr. Rita Louise in Ancient Origins, in Valmiki’s poem, Rama lived during the Treta Yuga, the second of the four ages of the evolution of life (yuga), precisely the period during which the being Human is able to understand the divine magnetism that is the origin of the various electric forces. Magnetism is closely related to the existence of the totality of creation.

The Hindu tradition places the Treta Yuga in a period of between 2,165 million years and 869,000 years ago. At first glance, this statement is absurd. But according to some, what is surprising is a curious coincidence related to the Vanara, that is, the “monkey-men” who helped Rama build the bridge.

The Vanara, according to the Ramayana, were the children of the gods, with simian humanoid characteristics and a good heart. The gods created the Vanara shortly after the birth of Rama, in order to help him in his battle against Ravana.

But who were these monkey men? Is it possible that what is narrated in the poem describes our first ancestors? Are you talking about us, about the dawn of humanity? According to some, it is very possible.

2.5 million years ago (just before the beginning of the Treta Yuga), human evolution underwent an important turning point with the appearance of the genus Homo. The Homo Habilis was the first primate capable of using the tools.

About 1.8 million years ago, Homo Erectus makes its appearance, mainly in Eurasia. These men lived in small communities, huts used as temporary shelters. They used tools and wore the first clothes. In short, they showed the first signs of civilization, a characteristic that had never been observed in any group of primates.

Is it possible that the Vanara of the poem is the corresponding Herectus of the story? Certainly, it 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”, our distant ancestor, have been a Homo Erectus?

Credit: Wikipedia: Adam Bridge, Srilanka Travel, Debunking the Adam Bridge

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