This discovery has caused great controversy for more than 30 years.
In 1985, while working in the waters near Yonaguni Jima island, a Japanese diver accidentally discovered a massive ancient stone structure. This structure is in the form of stairs with carefully carved edges, quite similar to pyramids. It was then named the Yonaguni Architectural Complex.
Scientists went to the place to check after receiving the information. Initially, they thought that these rocks were naturally formed. However, in 1997, Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist at Ryūkyū University, Japan, visited this structure with a group of scientists. Kimura spent many years exploring it and came to the conclusion that this structure was created by humans. In addition, they also found animal-shaped characters on the stones.
Japanese scientists also came to the surprising conclusion that: This is a vestige of an ancient high-level civilization, an ancient city sunk by an earthquake about 12,000 years ago. It is believed to have formed at the end of the Ice Age, when the area was still above the sea surface.
During a seminar, Masaaki Kimura presented his hypothesis: “The largest structure looks like a stepped pyramid, made of monolithic stone, rising at a depth of 25 meters” . However, Robert Schoch, professor of science and mathematics at Boston University, who has dived into the area, said: “ I do not believe that any of the large structures or shapes there are man-made steps, they are all “It’s all natural. It’s just sandy rock layers that tend to break on long planes, and create very straight edges, especially in areas with many faults and seismic activities. “
Some experts believe that this underwater structure may be the remains of Mu, a legendary Pacific civilization that was rumored to have been submerged by ocean waves.
After that, divers found long roads, large avenues, large staircase structures, archway structures, and giant stone blocks that were precisely and meticulously carved. Ten other structures were discovered at Yonaguni, including a castle, five temple-like structures and what appeared to be a giant stadium. The interesting thing is that all these projects are connected to each other by waterway and road.
Scientists cannot explain how this relic formed at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. How did this architectural complex disappear and what happened to all the people who lived here? This place has remained a controversial topic for more than 30 years.