Japan is one of the most mysterious of all of the developed nations. For hundreds of years, Japan remained closed to the rest of the world and much of the history of the collection of islands was kept a closely guarded secret from the rest of the world until recently.
But there are still secrets that even the Japanese people are not aware of surrounding their islands. Recently, incredible structures have been discovered underneath the Sea of Japan which many people believe could be the remnants of the so-called Japanese Atlantis.
RESEARCHERS BELIEVE THEY HAVE FOUND THE LOST CIVILIZATION OF MU UNDER THE SEA OF JAPAN
The parallels to the lost civilization of Atlantis are clear to historians and experts who have studied the site. Some people believe that the unusual stone formations underneath the water could be the remains of ‘Mu’, a Pacific civilization dating back to ancient times which the myths claim suddenly vanished beneath the oceans. Given the unusually high levels of seismic activity in the region, it has been suggested that the land mass was buried because of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions in the area.
In one regard, the discovery of the lost civilization of Mu might be even more ground breaking than if researchers had come across the lost continent of Atlantis, as Mu is believed to be much older than the fabled city. The main monument uncovered in the underwater complex is constructed of very fine sandstone and mudstone blocks belonging to the Lower Miocene Yaeyama Group. Researchers believe that these rocks were deposited approximately 20 million years ago.
The extraordinary age of the stones used in the construction of these ancient buildings has led some experts to conclude that this is just an incredibly unusual rock formation caused by seismic activity under the sea. However, others have viewed the site do not find this explanation at all convincing. They claim that there is staircases like terraces in the monuments and sharp cornered stones that simply could not have occurred simply by accident.