The Morien Institute Interview - Page Six of more Yonaguni evidence from the personal website of Professor Masaaki Kimura

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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 number of 'stone tools' have also been discovered at various locations in the East China Sea, and the images below show three 'adzes' that are similar in shape and size.

The top two (A) are shown alongside a pen so that their size can be appreciated. The darker one to the right was recovered from a depth of about 50 feet to the south of Iseki Point, while the lighter-coloured one to the left is a stone tool from Taiwan.

how many more artifacts might be down there
waiting to be discovered is anyone's guess

images of the various stone tools found near the structures
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --

 

Below them (B) are a top-view and a side-view of a stone tool recovered from the sea-bed at a depth of around 35 feet off San'ninu-dai, to the east of Yonaguni-jima.

Unlike Professor Masaaki Kimura, most scientists are not divers, and those archaeologists and geologists who have dived at Iseki Point have spent most of their time underwater battling simply to stay alive in the notoriously strong currents around the 'No.1 Monument', rather than studying the structures, or looking for ancient artifacts.

Professor Kimura, though, has dived more than 100 times with his students up to the time of The Morien Institute interview in 2002. He had doubtless dived many more times over the past 10 plus years.

 

part of the 'loop road' which runs along the bottom of
the 'No.1 Monument' and gives access to the
areas where the artifacts were found

an image of the 'loop road' which runs along the bottom of the 'No.1 Monument' at Iseki Point
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --

 

Many 'petroglyphs' have also been found carved on rocks on the sea-floor around the 'No.1 Monument' and the whole complex of structures found off the coast of Yonaguni-jima at Iseki Point.

The image (A) seems to be either a "U" or "V" symbol, and may have been intended to indicate a 'direction'. This carving was discovered at a depth of around 35 feet off Iri-zaki, the westernmost tip of Yonaguni island itself, and it resembles another symbol found on the 'line-engraved tablet' recovered from the sea-floor at the southern part of Iseki Point.

Below that image (B) is another 'petroglyph' that has been found near the 'entrance' of the 'Arch Gate', and if it was meant to indicate a direction Prof. Kimura says that it points directly towards the 'Arch Gate'.

images of two of the carved symbols found in the area
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --


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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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