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The mysterious undersea pyramid structure of Yonaguni, off the coast of Japan causes controversy. Is this a natural geological feature or a man-made structure which changes the history books as we know them?

In 1986 a diver near the island of Yonaguni Jima, off the southern tip of Japan came across some unusual rock formations 82 feet below sea level. They appeared to be stepped structures with terraces and ramps.

One of the largest pyramid structures is 600 feet wide and 90 feet high – containing five separate levels of stone blocks with what appears to be a road surrounding the structure. Tool marks and carvings have been discovered (and documented) upon the stones which indicate that they were constructed rather than being natural stone formations. Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist from Japan's Ryukyus University, has been studying and mapping the site for almost 20 years. He believes that the site is over 5,000 years old – and was sunk during an earthquake 2,000 years ago.

Others have estimated that the structure is far older, including Teruaki Ishii, professor of geology at Tokyo University. Ishii determined that the submergence occurred at the end of the last ice age – which was around 10,000 years ago. This would make it over twice as old as the pyramids in Egypt. If this is the case then our history books would have to be revised to take into account an advanced Eastern civilization, more advance than any early Western civilization. It is interesting to note that a number of tools have been discovered both on land and in the sea around the structure.

Close to the pyramid structure, what is thought to be the carving of a human head has been found (several feet tall), along with numerous unknown hieroglyphs.

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Originally posted 2017-12-18 08:10:41.