The incredible underwater pyramid in Japan you don't know about [Video]

When you ask most people where they think that you can find pyramids the typical answer will be, of course, in Egypt; or if they are particularly knowledgeable they might also mention the the Ican ruins. What the majority won't mention is Japan but that is where scientists have discovered an incredible underwater complex that includes a terraced pyramid.

Referred to as the Yonaguni Monument it is a complex that features a large network of buildings that include castles, monuments, and a stadium to boot. The complex is connected together by an elaborate system of what appears to be roadways and waterways.

Dr. Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologists from the University of Ryukyus, has been exploring and mapping the complex for over 18 years and believes it was submerged by one of the world's largest recorded tsunamis back in 1771 which had an estimated height of over 131 feet.

In 2007 Kimura presented his findings, along with a computer generated model, to a scientific conference in Japan and also believes that there are 10 submerged structures hiding under the waves with another five similar structures off the main island of Okinawa. It is suggested that the ruins cover a huge area of 48,400 square feet and date back at least 5,000 years.

Not all scientists have jumped on the bandwagon with some suggesting that the vast underwater 'structures' are nothing more than the effects of eons of ocean action on natural structures.

via Epoch Times