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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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On the west side of Iseki Point is the 'entrance' feature that Professor Kimura's Research Group has named the 'Jomon' or 'Achimon', which means the 'Castle Gate' or 'Arch Gate'. It is a tunnel-like pathway a little over 5ft high, 3 feet wide, and about 10 feet long.

Its ceiling is formed by three megaliths which appear to have been 'inserted' or 'wedged' into a crevasse in a rock plate, suggesting that they might have been deliberately placed like this some considerable time ago when what is now the sea-bed area at the foot of Iseki Point was still dry land.

Despite being heavily silted due to the strong current off Iseki Point
it is still possible for divers to swim through it. an image of the tunnel beneath the two megaliths (Nimai-iwa)
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
- Okinawa, Japan -

The image below is of two megaliths (Nimai-iwa) that have so far
defied explanation from those who have seen them an image of two megaliths (Nimai-iwa) that have so far 
defied explanation from those who have seen them
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
- Okinawa, Japan -

Below are the same two megaliths (Nimai-iwa) seen from two different angles. They have confused those who have expressed the belief that the whole of the 'No.1 monument' at Iseki Point is the result of 'natural erosive forces', and who can offer no explanation as to exactly how these two megaliths might have 'accidentally' become wedged between the side of the structure and a third, much larger, megalith.

In the image on the left they are shown from the main approach to them, which at present is by swimming through the 'Arch Gate'. While in the image on the right they are shown from an angle looking downwards.

the same two megaliths shown from the main approach to them
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --

the same two megaliths shown from an angle looking downwards
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --


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"Do undersea relics near Okinawa offer proof of a sophisticated civilization during the last ice age?

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.

A small but persuasive number of scholars and scientists have long thought that "advanced" societies may have existed as long as 10,000 years ago.

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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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