Yonaguni Island is located in western Japan. Yonaguni became famous in the mid 80-x, when divers discovered the mysterious underwater rock terraces and pyramids with sharp corners. Is still being debated, but no one knows what secrets fraught island. Scientists are inclined to believe that these pyramids were artificially created many years ago an unknown civilization that disappeared from the face of the earth.
Mysterious underwater pyramid Yonaguni Island off the coast of Japan is still a matter of contention - a natural phenomenon is, or the creation of man? If Yonaguni monument created by man - it will radically change the history of mankind. The history of these underwater pyramids begins with 1986, when divers found an unusual formation of rocks at a depth of 25 meters under water. These were in the form of flat rocks stepped terraces, pyramids and platforms. One of the highest pyramid is 600 feet wide and 90 feet high.
On stone blocks were traces of processing and cutting, which confirms the theory of scientists that the Yonaguni Monument is not a natural formation, and created artificially. Masaki Kimura - marine geologist from the University of Japan is studying the underwater pyramid for more than 15 years. The scientist believes that this place more than five thousand years, but it was flooded 2,000 years ago during an earthquake.
Other scientists believe that this structure is much older, including Teruaki Ishii, professor of Geology of the University of Tokyo. He determined that the dive under the water terraces happened at the end of the last ice age - about 10,000 years ago. In this case, the age of the pyramids Yonaguni twice Egyptian pyramids. What's interesting is the number of artifacts found was about the same on land and under water. Near the pyramids was found carved stone head of a man, which was carved set of unknown characters. It is hard to imagine that this is a natural formation.
Edition of Japan Times added intrigue by printing the legend of the island of Yonaguni: