Asian "Atlantis" Shows Strange Structure

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A natural cliff face on Japan's Yonaguni Jima resembles the "steps" of the mysterious stone structures that lie off the island's coast.

Experts like the University of Boston's Robert Schoch believe that the formations are interesting but completely natural.

"The first time I dived there, I knew it was not artificial," Schoch said. "It's not as regular as many people claim, and the right angles and symmetry don't add up in many places."

But Masaaki Kimura, proponent of the sunken-city theory, is undeterred.

"The best way to get a definitive answer about their origins," he said, "is to keep going back and collecting more evidence."

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—Photograph courtesy Robert Schoch
 
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