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Yonaguni Monument, Underwater Ruins in Japan

When someone mentions a pyramid, first thing we think about is a manmade triangle shaped structure with a historical significance. How about a little more challenging destination? Discover Japanese depths and underwater ruins while scuba diving! The Yonaguni Monument is a massive underwater rock formation off the coast of Yonaguni, the southernmost of the Ryukyu Islands, in Japan. There is a debate about whether the site is completely natural, is it a natural site that has been modified, or is it a manmade artifact.

This destination was discovered 1995. by a sport diver. There were whispers of the lost culture of Mu, preserved in legend as the Motherland of Civilization, which perished in the sea long before the beginning of recorded time. But Okinawa’s drowned enigma was hermetically locked within too thick an encrustation. The structure looked anciently manmade. Nature, however, sometimes made her own forms appear artificial. Popular and scientific debate concerning its origins argued back and forth. Then, in late summer of the following year, another diver in Okinawa waters was shocked to see a massive arch or gateway of huge stone blocks beautifully fitted together in the manner of prehistoric masonry found among the Inca cities on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, in the Andes Mountains of South America.

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