Places That Should Be World Heritage Sites

By Hadley Keller - 2014-07-10T18:31:06Z

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Rama Setu

India & Sri Lanka

Once the connection between India and Sri Lanka, this strip of land, also known as Adam’s Bridge or Rama’s Bridge, is made up of limestone shoals reaching from the island of Mannar, Sri Lanka to Rämeswaram, India. The bridge is said to be the remains of a road constructed by Lord Rama of Hindu mythology for his army to rescue his kidnapped wife from the neighboring country. Despite an attempt to dredge out the limestone in the late 19th century, the majority of the 30-mile path remains above or just below sea level. Rising ocean levels, however, may soon change this.

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