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    Atlantipedia will be wound down in 2023. After nearly twenty years compiling Atlantipedia on my own, and as I am now approaching my 80th birthday, I have decided to cut back on the time I dedicate to developing this website. An orderly conclusion rather than an enforced one is always preferable before the Grim Reaper […]Read More »
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    Joining The Dots

    I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato’s own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.Read More »

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Yonaguni is a small Southern Japanese island that has remarkable underwater features off its coast, at depths as little as 20 feet in places. They have led to continuous debate since their accidental discovery in 1995. The conventional wisdom is that the monolithic formations are natural in origin and composed of granitic sandstone. Dr. Robert Schoch, who twice visited and dived at the site, supports this view.

However, there is a persistent claim that the enormous edifices are in fact the remains of an ancient sunken city. This school of thought is led by Professor Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist from the University of the Ryukyus, who has been diving and studying at the site for over 15 years.>An interview with Kimura is available online(d).<

Some have gone as far as to claim that the site is that of the lost city of Mu, a Pacific counterpart of Atlantis.

Carl Feagans has published an extensive article debunking Masaaki’s claims(a), as has Brian Dunning(b). A recent BBC video clip(c) has also endorsed Schoch’s conclusion that the Yonaguni feature is natural, pointing out that similar large regular geological features are also to be seen on land.




(d) Professor Masaaki Kimura in conversation – ( *