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more Yonaguni evidence from the personal website of
- Professor Masaaki Kimura -

University of the Ryukyus
Okinawa, Japan

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The controversy that has erupted in archaeological circles around the world since the discovery of an enigmatic
structure, described by some as 'pyramid-like', at Iseki Point, just off the coast of the southernmost
Japanese island of Yonaguni-Jima, some 15 years ago, looks set to get even hotter as news
emerges that the so-called 'Yonaguni Monument' is just one of a number of
underwater megalithic structures in a 'complex' stretching for
many hundreds of miles northeast of Taiwan.

 

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A Japanese map of the island of Yonaguni-Jima showing
the locations of nearby anomalous underwater discoveries

A Japanese map of the island of 'Yonaguni-Jima' showing the locations of nearby anomalous underwater discoveries
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
- Okinawa, Japan -

This diagram of the 'No. 1 monument' at Iseki Point shows the locations on the structure of the many anomalous features referred to by Professor Kimura in the interview. As can also be seen, the arrow in the bottom right corner points in the direction of 'The Stadium' some 550 yards to the south-east, while both the separate 'Gosintai' and 'Naka-gusuku' structures are located very much closer to the main structure that is known locally as the 'No. 1 monument'.

A diagram of the 'No. 1 monument' at Iseki Point shows the locations on the structure of the many anomalous features referred to by Professor Kimura in the Morien Institute interview
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
- Okinawa, Japan -

 

divers exploring the 'upper terrace' area for toolmarks
divers exploring the 'upper terrace' area for toolmarks
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
- Okinawa, Japan -

The image to the left below gives a good indication of the state of the structure regarding 'rubble', and as can be seen, this part of the 'loop road' is almost totally clear of the sort of rubble that usually piles up at the bottom of cliffs due to 'natural erosive forces'. Not only are there many rubble-free areas at Iseki Point suggesting that it was artificially made and maintained, but there is also evidence of a 'dressed-stone wall'. A cross-section of it can be seen in Professor Kimura's diagram below this image of the top terrace.

Notice from both the image and the diagram that at certain places the sides of the No. 1 monument' are perfectly straight, and Professor Kimura discovered that on both the vertical and the horizontal surfaces there are a number of 'marks' indicating that they have been struck by a hard object.

importantly, the 'marks' are not found along the rock grain

photographs showing rubble accumulation on land and the lack of it underwater on the loop road around the structure
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --

diagrams showing rubble accumulation on land and the lack of it underwater on the loop road around the structure
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --


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Archeologists have long believed that civilization as they define it -- intelligent, tool-making, monument building, social humans -- began about 5,000 years ago.

But submerged beneath the waves near the Japanese island of Yonaguni is evidence that may well overturn that long-held theory.

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Following the great cataclysms and mass extinctions of 11,500 years ago, land that once lay between the Chinese mainland
Okinawa and Japan was inundated. Only in the last 15 years or so has the attention of marine scientists been
drawn to the existence of 'undersea walls' off Taiwan, 'stepped-pyramid-like structures', and
very 'unusual artifacts' that have been discovered underwater in the East China Sea.

Needless to say, archaeologists and prehistorians studiously ignore them.

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