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#16    Diebytheflyguy



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Posted 08 December 2004 - 11:16 PM

Ya, heres a link to a thread that was started a loooooong time ago about this.

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Two of Japan's leading researchers on the sites are Kihachiro Aratake, who first discovered the Yonaguni site, and Prof. Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist with the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa. Prof.

Kimura has spent several years studying all eight sites, especially Yonaguni, which was found in 1985.

Kimura believes these are monuments made by man, left by an unknown civilization, perhaps from the Asian mainland, home of our oldest civilizations.

He reasons that if the five layers on the Yonaguni site had been carved by nature, you would find debris from the erosion to have collected around the site, but no rock fragments have yet been found.

He adds that there is what look like a road encircling the site as further indication it was used by man. He believes building this monument necessitated a high degree of technology, and some sort of machinery.

How to date these sites? A few possible scenarios have been suggested. The sites may have been submerged when sea levels rose at the end of the last Ice Age as the continental ice sheets melted.

Or, as Japan sits on the Ring of Fire, tectonic activity might have caused subsidence of the land. Or perhaps a combination of subsidence and inundation from rising sea levels, or some catastrophic event, dropped it, intact and upright, into the ocean.

Teruaki Ishii, a professor of geology at Tokyo University, believes the site is partly man-made, partly natural, and suggests a date of 8,000 B.C., contemporary to the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. Others have suggested a date of 12,000 years. Source

Edited by Diebytheflyguy, 08 December 2004 - 11:20 PM.

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 12:36 PM

Okie dokie, I believe it.

So where exactly in the Pacific is this located? Couldn't be too far off shore...

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 05:58 PM

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The people who first found the structure were, I think, 20 miles off- shore, but this city in an article is to be spread 311 miles across the ocean. Thats huge, maybe too big?

Is there any new information on it?

Edited by Diebytheflyguy, 09 December 2004 - 06:06 PM.

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 11:07 PM

Having lived on Okinawa (largest island of the Ryukyus), I can verify that the whole area is very earthquake prone with small islands often subsiding or reappearing.  I don't know about the 12,000 year figure, but Okinawa has been inhabited by a very advanced culture (bronze age or iron age) for a very long time.  This is probably no more than a part of their earlier history.  I wouldn't be surprized at a date of 1250 - 1300 BCE!

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 04:16 AM

The structures, if about 200ft. below sea level, were on dry land during the last ice age.  The coastlines all over the world were lower 10,000 yrs. ago.

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 04:18 AM

If you want to read about it you might want to pick up the book Underworld by Graham Hancock.  Its has decent info. but keep in mind thats its pseudoscience.

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