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Pyramids in Japan near Yonagunni

Updated on October 30, 2011


The Find

Under the waters between Okinawa and the Island of Yonaguni to the south [close to Taiwan] in 1995, divers found what appeared to be square structures.

From 1996 continuous underwater research has been going on to discover exactly what these structures were.

It would now appear that over an area covering 311 miles, there are the ruins of either an ancient city or a group of closely related sites.

Part of this city complex is believed to contain Pyramids, the largest being 600ft wide and 90ft high.


The Age

Although at first some believed these Pyramids could be natural phenomena, they are now convinced that they are man made.

If these are proved to be man made, then they will be the oldest Pyramids found to date. They have been estimated to be 10,000 years old, as opposed to the Egyptian’s being a mere 5,000 years young.

This site, of course is completely underwater. It is suggested that at the end of the last Ice Age, the melting ice flooded this region.

Once again, if these Pyramids are shown to be man made, it would mean that the civilization that built them existed at the same time as those in Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley.


This of course, would have to change the history, as we know it, of Eastern Asia.

Once again, we are seeing our perception of history changing within our lifetime.

With the discovery of many more Pyramids from many sites spanning our World and the unearthing of signs of ancient underground civilizations. It becomes increasingly clear what little we really know about our past.

Yet with each new discovery we find, instead of coming closer to a true picture of our history, we only seem to uncover more and greater mysteries.

Will we eventually find something that gives us all the answers or do the sites we have already found, still hold the secrets to the information we seek?


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      David Sproull 6 years ago from Toronto

      If you haven't already you will want to check out the work of Graham Hancock who has done extensive work at the Yonagunni site. I also did a hub about him which you may find interesting.

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      PenMePretty 6 years ago from Franklin

      This is so interesting. I love Pyramids. So much great info.

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      listening 6 years ago

      Great facts but connect the dots ,I doubt it.We are destined to follow the fate of many past inhabitants of Earth.Which I would bet, never connected the dots.

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      PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      Another piece of a very complex puzzle. Someday we may be able to connect the dots.