Yonaguni Ruins: The Lost City

Some believe they are construction debris, others already look like a pyramid. It is not known whether his training was from nothing or the man who built it. Have you ever heard of the Yonaguni Ruins?

The gigantic structure is called Yonaguni-jima (与那国島 / よなぐにじま) because it is the closest place to Yonaguni Island. 

This structure is also called the Lost City or Japanese Atlantis. This was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries on the planet and stands out for its complexity.

Let's face this underwater adventure to learn more about this archaeological fact.

The search for the lost city of Yonaguni

In 1986, diver Kihachiro Aratake discovered the ruins by taking an unpretentious dive around the place. 

In 1992 the scientist, physicist and teacher Dr. Masaaki Kimura began to study the ruins. and for almost twenty years he dedicated himself to diving and researching the place. 

And since 1995 divers and scientists began to study this construction in depth at sea. 

Dr. Masaaki Kimura believes that these ruins belong to the Ice Age period, so these ruins could be over eight thousand years old. 

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The idea came from the idea that all the water in the world was concentrated in the northern hemisphere during this period. 

University of Tokyo geology professor Teriaki Ishii believes that the structure was submerged in the last ice age, more than ten years ago and is twice as old as the pyramids in Egypt.

In 1997 Dr. Masaaki published a survey of lost civilization called A Continent Lost In The Pacific Ocean. In the study he defends the existence of a place with a well-developed civilization.

On May 4, 1998, the islands in the ruins suffered from tremors caused by earthquakes. 

After the phenomenon were filmed in the underwater world and to intrigue even more structures appeared similar to the ziggurats (similar to a temple) of Mesopotamia.

Stones with carvings, tools, stairs also appeared with the trembling, making the idea of everything having been created by nature more and more distant.

Yonaguni Location

The ruins are located one kilometer from Yonaguni Island in the western part of Japan south of the Ryukyu Islands.

This island is the westernmost of Japan. Its area is 28.88 square kilometers and has about one thousand seven hundred and forty-five inhabitants.

The ruins are located from twenty-five to one hundred meters deep. 

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Theories surrounding origins of Yonaguni

The origin of these monuments is still a mystery that intrigues archaeologists and scientists! But this monument is approximated by the researchers to 8,000 BC

On the one hand, archaeologists and geologists believe in the idea that it is just a rock formation generated by the work of nature through the action of sea currents due to a long period of time.

A researcher at the University of Ryukyu named Takayuki Ogata believes that structures form naturally because there are other similar formations on earth. 

Other scholars are betting that men themselves created it due to the perfectly fitted geometric structures. 

Other evidence that makes one believe in the existence of a ancient civilization it is the unknown writings on the walls, towering sculptures and staircases, roads, ramps, which may indicate that people lived in community.

The comparison is made with the Inca ruins that are located in Peru. The structure itself is very similar. These ruins are even the most visited destinations on the continent.

In videos, divers also show the existence of channels that could be used to transport water.

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Structure characteristics Yonaguni

The ruins are a hundred meters long and fifty meters wide. The highest point of the structure is approximately thirty meters. The main structure is over 150 meters long.

Writer Graham Hancock, author of several books on the world's ancient buildings, said that there are specific and complex structures around the ruins that are inexplicable to the understanding of modern man.

So it takes a lot of investment and years of research to get a clue as to how all this came to be important for us today.

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Why is this finding ignored by the media?

Knowing exactly how these ruins came about contradicts everything that is known about human history.

The architectural ensemble considered the oldest is in Sumer and is only seven thousand years old and the pyramids of Egypt are four thousand years old.

If Yonaguni is even more than eleven thousand years old as many geologists calculate, it will significantly change the history of civilization as we know it today. That would mean reviewing everything regarding the history we already know.

The Japanese government nor does it invest in scientific research aimed at submerged pyramids, nor does it recognize them as a determining historical factor.

Dr. Masaaki Kimura claims that there may still be at least ten Yonaguni-like structures to explore and understand more about how we got to where we are today in human history.

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Myths and legends behind Yonaguni

As the ruins of Yonaguni are a mystery, there are certainly many myths and stories surrounding it that can even be fanciful.

But as we are dealing with the unknown, it is not possible to know to what extent it may or may not be true. One of the legends says that these structures were built by aliens!

There are still others who say that the island is located in a dangerous area with supernatural activities. Other legends speak of ships that disappeared in the region and were never found again.

What is your theory about how this structure came about? 

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