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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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Several stone artifacts have been discovered at various locations around Yonaguni-jima, and the image below is of the 'line-engraved tablet' which was recovered from the southern part of Iseki Point.

an image of the 'line-engraved tablet' which was recovered from the southern part of Iseki Point
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --

 

The image and diagram below show the 'line-engraved tablet'
and the scale gives an idea of its actual size.

an image and diagram of the 'line-engraved tablet'. The scale gives an idea of its actual size
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --

There are similar symbols amongst the many engravings on one of the more than 60 sheets of tablets that were found 60 years ago on the island of Okinawa. They are collectively known as 'The Okinawan Rossetta Stones'.

The tablet below has become known as THE 'Okinawan Rossetta Stone', and Professor Masaaki Kimura and his research team have speculated that the symbol to which the black arrow points might be a depiction of an 'underwater temple' - as at Iseki Point.

an image of the artifact that has become known as Okinawan Rossetta stone
Copyright 2002 Dr. Masaaki Kimura
-- Okinawa, Japan --

The symbols on the 'Okinawan Rossetta stone' are most certainly intriguing, and there is bound to be much speculation in times to come about the meaning of the 'spiral symbols', which are something that is common in the petroglyphs of many ancient cultures.

But there are also a number of symbols that have been found carved onto the rocks near what is now the sea-bed around Yonaguni-jima, and they could only have been done when the sea-levels were low enough to allow access to the area when it was dry land.


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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.

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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', an d
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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