First, from the BBC:

Then Reuters has some followup:

TOKYO (Reuters Life!) – A researcher investigating underwater rock formations off the coast of Japan believes they are the remnants of an Asian equivalent of Atlantis — an ancient civilization swallowed up by the ocean.

Marine geologist Masaaki Kimura says he has identified the ruins of a city off the coast of Yonaguni Island on the southwestern tip of Japan. […]

Some of the initial divers notices the rocks were unnaturally smooth and formed a sort of staircase near the island’s shores. Subsequent dives by Kimura revealed irregular rock outcrops over 1 square km (0.4 square mile) and mounds of rubble.

However, there are skeptics…

However, many scientists dispute his claim, saying the ruins can be accounted for by natural phenomena such as tidal and volcanic activity. They also say that very few artifacts such as clay pots or weapons have been found to prove humans lived among the rock formation at all.

Take a look at these photos and tell me if this could be naturally forming…


Naturally occuring right angles?

More precise angles?

Looks like it was more than volcanic activity…

Who knows, it was probably already a natural stone structure, but a civilization carved a little home for themselves, and then all hell broke loose and they high tailed it out of there, taking most everything with them.

In any event, interesting stuff!

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