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Sidescan Sonar - Yucatan Channel, Cuba

a sidescan sonar image of ruins in the Yucatan Channel which links to another page giving further details about this discovery
Copyright © 2002 ADC Exploramar

Underwater Structure - Yonaguni, Japan

please left-click to go directlt the interview with Professor Masaaki Kimura
Copyright © 2002 Masaaki Kimura, Okinawa

Sidescan Sonar - Gulf of Cambay, India

a sidescan sonar image of an underwater anomaly in the Gulf of Cambay, India
Copyright © 2002 NIOT, India

 

 

Increasingly, as technological advances allow researchers to probe into the depths of our seas around the world, new discoveries are being made almost everywhere it seems. And despite the increasing number and the obvious high calibre of the scientists who are conducting underwater research projects on nearly every seabed in oceans and seas around the world, the "A" word - Atlantis - is still the scourge of academic archæologists everywhere. But 'underwater cities' seem to be enjoying an incredible 21st Century revival.

This underwater discoveries and research news archive will undoubtedly grow rapidly over the next few years, and the items we have featured will give a good indication of just how many different sites around the world are currently being claimed as the 'true location' of the legendary lost continents of Atlantis and Lemuria.

"Searching for the 'Mayan Atlantis'"

On October 12 2004 Independent Online reported that a team of international archaeologists have set sail from Mexico to seek a sunken city that has been dubbed the "Mayan Atlantis".

Quoted by the Mexican newspaper Milenio, team leader Paulina Zelintzky, a Russian archaeologist, said sonar equipment had given indications there could be ancient structures on the ocean floor between Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and Cuba.

According to Milenio, resonances showed geometric images similar to pyramids and round structures. The archaeologists will search the area using a mini-submarine known as "Deep Worker"

"New finds worldwide support 'Flood Myths'"

Meanwhile, on May 28 2002 National Geographic News reported on the many recent discoveries underwater on the coastal shelves around the world. We could not improve on their introduction, which led with:

"Ancient stories of massive floods pass from generation to generation and in many places in the world are integral to a people's spoken history. The tales differ by locale, but commonly feature either torrential rains or a hugely destructive wall of water bursting into a valley, destroying everything in its path. In many cases, the flooding is an act of retribution by displeased gods.

Scientists, historians, and archaeologists view many of these enduring tales as myth, legend, or allegoric tales meant to illustrate moral principles. Recent findings indicate that at least a few of them could be based on real floods that caused destruction on an enormous scale."

Below are a selection of underwater photographs, sidescan
sonar images, and sub-bottom profile images of various
anomalies found at various depths off the coasts of
many areas around the world. The images are
links to further details about that discovery

 

Ruins Found in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia/Peru

an image of divers at the bottom of Lake Titicica which links to another page giving further details about this discovery
Copyright © 2000 BBC News Online

August 24 2000 - It was reported in The Guardian newspaper that an Italian team of scientists have discovered the remains of a temple at the site of a 'mythical city'. Alex Bellos, their South America correspondent, filed a story that told of the recent discovery of the ruins of a huge temple underwater in Lake Titicaca in the Andes between Bolivia and Peru.

Archaeologists from an international expedition team, Atahuallpa 2000, had made more than 200 dives in the lake, which at 3,800 metres above sea-level is the world's highest navigable lake. Expedition leader, Lorenzo Epis, told Bellos:

"We've found what appears to have been a 200-metre-long, 50-metre-wide holy temple, a terrace for crops, a pre-Incan road and a 700-metre-long containing wall,"

Ceramic artifacts were also found on the floor of Lake Titicaca, which has long been the subject of legends about a 'lost underwater city', but Bellos reported that little research had been done before because of the difficulties of diving at high altitudes.

 

Bible 'clue' found in Black Sea

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Copyright © 2000 BBC Online

September 13 2000 - BBC News Online has reported that scientists have uncovered ancient ruins under the Black Sea which indicate that people lived in the area before a cataclysmic flood inundated their homeland.

Some scientists have linked the 7,000-year-old event, thought to have been caused by waters bursting through from the Mediterranean Sea, to the Biblical story of Noah. Dr Robert Ballard told the BBC that:

"This is an incredible find ..."

adding this was far more significant a find than his discovery of the Titanic way back in 1985.

"It's clear a vast amount of real estate is under water and a vast amount of people were living [here]. This is a major discovery that will begin to rewrite the history of cultures in this key area between Europe, Asia and the ancient Middle East".

 

Sidescan Sonar - Yucatan Channel, Cuba

a sidescan sonar image of ruins in the Yucatan Channel which links to another page giving further details about this discovery
Copyright © 2002 ADC Exploramar

One of the many 'sidescan sonar' images of part of the megalithic complex discovered by ADC. Using a growing array of sophisticated underwater equipment, which includes the ROV, such images are facinating archæologists and geologists around the world. It has been suggested that what they have discovered in the Yucatan Channel could be the buildings and monuments of an early, unknown American civilization, which sank beneath the waves during some ancient cataclysm.

ADC is owned and run by Ocean Engineer, Paulina Zelitsky, and her husband, and partner, Dr Paul Weinzweig. In June 2002 The Morien Institute contacted Dr Weinzweig in Cuba, and he kindly agreed to answer some of our questions in an Exclusive Interview between June 3rd - 12th 2002.

As ADC's investigations progress, it will be interesting to see if any of the roadways, or the axis orientation of any of the major structures, points in the direction of the 'Old North Pole', which during the last Ice Age was said to have been at 60° North, 73° West, in the Hudson's Bay area ...

 

Undersea Pyramid Structure - Yonaguni, Japan

an image of an underwater anomaly at Iseki Point, Yonaguni Jima, Japan which links to the Exclusive Morien Institute interview with Professor Masaaki Kimura
Copyright © 2002 Masaaki Kimura, Okinawa

The controversy that has erupted in archæological circles around the world since the discovery of an enigmatic structure, described by some as a huge 'pyramid-like structure', at Iseki Point, in abour 300ft. of water 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' which stretches for many hundreds of miles northeast of Taiwan into the East China Sea.

As the sea-levels rose at the end of the last Ice Age, the dry land that was once between the Chinese mainland and Japan was inundated, and only in the last few years has the attention of marine scientists been drawn to the existence of 'walls', 'stepped-pyramid-like structures', and some very 'unusual artifacts' that have been found underwater between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland.

This area must be one of the most promising for marine archæology as ever more sophisticated underwater detection technologies, once the sole preserve of the world's naval forces, becomes available to research scientists.

 

Sidescan Sonar Results - Gulf of Cambay, India

a sidescan sonar image of an underwater anomaly in the Gulf of Cambay, India, which links to another page giving further details about this discovery
Copyright © 2002 NIOT, India

Saturday, January 19, 2002, BBC News Online told of a 'lost city' that had recently been discovered in about 120 feet of underwater in the Gulf of Khambhat (Cambay) off the western coast of Gujarat, in India. It was found completely by chance by marine scientists from the Indian National Institute of Ocean Technology, (NIOT), who were conducting a water pollution survey of the area. Oceanographers from NIOT told the BBC that they had discovered archæological remains which could be over 9,000 years old.

On their website BBC Online reported that "Using sidescan sonar which sends a beam of sound waves down to the bottom of the ocean they identified huge geometrical structures at a depth of 120 feet."

An assortment of debris was recovered from the site area, including pottery, sections of walls, beads, sculptures and also human bones and teeth, some of which have been carbon 14 dated and found to be nearly 9,500 years old.

This amazing discovery is bound to radically change accepted ideas of Indian prehistory as: "The city is believed to be even older than the ancient Harappan civilisation, which dates back around 4,000 years"

 

Sub-Bottom Profile - Gulf of Cambay, India

a sub-bottom profile image of an underwater anomaly in the Gulf of Cambay which links to another page giving further details about this discovery
Copyright 2002 NIOT, India

Indian marine archæologists have, as well as side-scan sonar, also used a technique called "sub-bottom profiling" to show that the remains of the many buildings of this vast city, which is five miles long and two miles wide, and said to predate the oldest known archæological remains on the Indian subcontinent by more than 5,000 years, stand on enormous foundations. One of the resulting images is immediately above, and is testimony to the value that former naval forces detection technologies can do when applied to underwater archæology.

That there will inevitably be much evidence of Ice Age civilisation discovered on the vast tracts of land submerged after the end of the last Ice Age is something that The Morien Institute researcher, John Michael, has been saying for many years, and it hadn't gone unnoticed that the BBC's January 2002 story was not first time that BBC Online has referred to the discovery of these incredible archæological remains in this eastern part of the Arabian Sea.

On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2001, BBC News Online had reported the initial discovery of what was then only thought to be structures that " ... resemble archæological sites belonging to the Harappan civilisation, dating back more than 4,000 years.", though it is now suspected that they are much larger than originally thought, and much earlier still ...

Dwarka, India - 12,000 Year Old City of Lord Krishna Found

 

Undersea Structures - Tamil Nadu, India

an image of an underwater anomaly which links to another page giving further details about this discovery
Copyright 2001 BBC Online

Indian marine archæologists have, as well as side-scan sonar, also used a technique called "sub-bottom profiling" to show that the remains of the many buildings of this vast city, which is five miles long and two miles wide, and said to predate the oldest known archæological remains on the Indian subcontinent by more than 5,000 years, stand on enormous foundations.

One of the resulting images is immediately above, and is testimony to the value that former naval forces detection technologies can be when applied to underwater archæological research.

That there will inevitably be much evidence of Ice Age civilisation discovered on the vast tracts of land submerged after the end of the last Ice Age is something that The Morien Institute researcher, John Michael, has been saying for many years, and it hadn't gone unnoticed that the BBC's January 2002 story was not first time that BBC Online has referred to the discovery of these incredible archæological remains in this eastern part of the Arabian Sea.

On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2001, BBC News Online had reported the initial discovery of what was then only thought to be structures that " ... resemble archæological sites belonging to the Harappan civilisation, dating back more than 4,000 years.", though it is now suspected that they are much larger than originally thought, and much earlier still ...

 

 

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The author also proposes that Carthaginians visited Mexico and traded cocaine with Egypt.

A historian's investigation that may have solved one of humankind's greatest and most enduring mysteries: the location of the 'Lost City' of Atlantis.

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October 2002 Morien Institute illustrated interview with Professor Masaaki Kimura of the
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"More megalithic structures found off the coast of Yonaguni-jima, 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 we 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. Their theories, however well reasoned and defended, have been hamstrung by a lack of evidence. But recent discoveries of man-made artifacts on the Pacific seafloor may well prove to be the smoking gun that will propel this alternative view of civilization to prominence".

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