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The mysterious underwater ruins of the lost world in yonaguni

The mysterious underwater ruins of the lost world in yonaguni

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Published by: MSK. SahaaDhevan on Dec 26, 2009
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The Mysterious Underwater Ruins of the Lost
World in Yonaguni
Yonaguni Islands epitomize the island culture of Japan

in miniature. Situated 68 miles beyond the east coast of Taiwan, Yonaguni is remarkable for its rugged and mountainous coastlines. This 4 by 10 km island has a refreshingly virgin atmosphere, unspoiled by the influence of modernity. Its small populace is mostly traditional Japanese with a touching warmth and hospitality. Yonaguni is known for its wonderful natural settings that offer endless scope for adventure and exploration to spirited tourists.

However, the real attraction of these islands is the submerged ruins that you find in the southern coast ofYo n a g u n i. A superb 100\u00d750x25 meters man- made artifact made of solid rock slabs stands erect at right angles. Its age is estimated to be around8 0 0 0

years old, which is remarkably early for the kind of

technology that has been used for carving it. Different theories exist about the possible identities of this structure.

Yonaguni Monument, thought to be a man made temple, although it is more likely that the rock carving

w as
done
by
a
geological
com ponent. / Photo from Nemi. Kaunistytto
While some opine that these ruins are the remnants of
the
m issingCo n t i n e n t
of
Mu[ Vi d e o],
other
archeologists attribute them to be the outcome of
unexplained geological processes. Although when
you see the finely designed hallways and staircases, this
\u2018natural phenomenon\u2019 idea will appear sheer out of place.

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