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Diving Japan’s Mysterious Yonaguni Underwater Ruins With Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock and his wife Santha Faiia investigated the mysterious underwater landscape at Yonaguni, Japan in a series of over 200 dives, well documented in his book Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization. He’s now released this video:

These are the Natural or man-made? You decide. (Point of information. Sea level rose just over 120 metres — 400 feet — at the end of the last Ice Age. All the structures seen here would have been above water until about 12,000 years ago).

Thanks to the great team from Seamen’s Club, Ishigaki, who joined us on all these dives (and hundreds more!) and provided wonderful technical support. Thanks also to Kihachiro Aratake and all at Sou.Wes diving, Yonaguni.

The sites featured in the video are:
Kerama (Aka Jima): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aka_Island
Yonaguni: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonaguni
Chatan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatan,_…
Aguni: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aguni,_O…

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Is Yonaguni Monument The Japanese Atlantis?

yonaguni monumentIs the breathtaking stone structure the work of a 10,000-year-old civilization, or is it somehow an illusion? Atlas Obscura explains:

The Yonaguni-jima Kaitei Chikei, literally translated as “Yonaguni Island Submarine Topography,” is an underwater mystery off the coast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. The massive underwater rock formation is speculated to have existed for more than 10,000 years, but whether the formation is completely man-made, entirely natural, or merely altered by human hands is still debated.

The monument was first discovered in 1986 by a diver. Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist at the University of the Ryukyu, explored the monument for nearly two decades. Kimura remains convinced that the site was carved thousands of years ago, when the land mass was above water.

According to Kimura, the Yonaguni’s right angles, strategically placed holes and aesthetic triangles are signs of human alteration. He also claims that carvings exists on the monuments, resembling Kaida script.

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