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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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Around Yonaguni-jima there are a large number of stones, both above and below sea-level, which show clear evidence of 'wedge-marks' having been cut into the surfaces ready for splitting. Near the 'Tategami-iwa', there is a square-shaped megalith measuring more than 30 feet, and this is called 'Sekihi-iwa'.

an image of the square-shaped megalith measuring more than 30 feet that is called 'Sekihi-iwa', and which shows evidence of wedge-marks made ready for splitting.
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --

 

There is a straight line of holes all of which are 40 - 50 cm away from the edge of the stone at 20 - 30 cm intervals; they are of a funnel shape and are 5 - 6 cm deep. They seem to be 'wedge-marks', though some investigators have suggested they may have been post-holes despite the shallow depth.

 

an image of some of the funnel-shaped holes known as pu-ru
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --

 

There are also many other instances of what appear to be 'wedge-marks' found above and below sea-level. Good examples of this can be seen in the images below, where the white arrows point to the evidence of similar 'toolmarks' on dry land near San'ninu-dai, and also underwater on the 'Upper Terrace' of the No. 1 Monument at Iseki Point

images of tool-marks and wedge-marks above sea-level on the island of Yonaguni-jima
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --

images of what appear to be tool-marks and wedge-marks below sea-level on the ocean floor
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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