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WOLF: So then there could have been places of a higher position from which these stones could have fallen down. GH: So you are hypothesizing a pre-existing higher place from which these fell? So what this may be then — GH: Do you agree with me that this place[Indicates top of northwest corner of main monument metres above top of megaliths] is not sufficiently high?
The place we see immediately above it now? You could feel the swell hitting you quite hard and the foam above your head very strong. GH: No? GH: So we need a hypothetical high place to do it? GH: — capable of moving it here. WOLF: Yes, of course, yes, yes no doubt about it. GH: So we have two hypotheticals there. Above them there are then three further smaller steps giving access to the top of the monument which continues to rise northward until it comes close to the surface.
Here, very clearly, I could see the basis for the argument advanced by Wolf in Der Spiegel that the whole mass of the structure — with all its striking and emphatic terraces and steps, its perpendicular and horizontal planes — could be explained by the effects of high-energy wave action on a large outcrop of naturally bedded sedimentary rock.
According to this reasoning, therefore, I was to envisage the 12 metre x 35 metre flat-floored patio as having been cut out of the side of the original outcrop by wave action which removed the sedimentary mudstone layers in slabs — with the terraced sections being formed out of the surviving harder members of rock after the softer layers had been washed away.
Although 25 metres wide at the depth of the terraces the channel narrows to a width of less than four metres at the depth of the path. Kimura is in no doubt that this wall is the work of human beings. The Pathway We dropped in near the twin megaliths, then followed the clearly-demarcated rock-hewn pathway that seems to start or finish?
As we entered the channel I pointed out to Wolf a pattern of three symmetrical indentations, each two metres in length and only about 20 centimeters high, cut at regular intervals into the junction of the northern side of the path and the base of the main monument. I also indicated two other details that I find particularly impressive in this area: a the way that the floor of the path appears to have been deliberately flattened and smoothed to give almost a paved effect; and b the way the path is completely free of any rubble until a point about 30 metres to the east of the terraces where several large boulders and other stony debris have fallen or rolled.
In short while he could not absolutely rule out human intervention he did not feel that it was necessary in order to explain anything that we had so far seen underwater.
The result had been a high-quality six-hour documentary, aired over New Year , that made many useful and original contributions to the debate on the Yonaguni controversy. I showed photographs to other stonecutters also and they all said the same. I conclude that it was done by human hands. He admitted that he could not be certain — although the fact that he had as yet seen no definite tool marks on any of his dives was another reason to assume that humans had not been involved.
GH: Kimura makes a lot of the tool marks issue. He says he has definitely found marks. This, of course, is hard stone. WOLF: Very hard stone, yes. And it is heavily overgrown with organisms in many places. So we might find some marks, indeed, if we were looking a bit and if we knew where to look exactly and how to identify them clearly.
But this I mean is necessary. Had the sea randomly removed the rock layers to leave the terraces, or had it been ancient stonemasons working to a plan? Neither scenario, we realised, could be unequivocally falsified — or proved — by the empirical evidence presently to hand.
But there was another way to come at the problem which could at least test the logic of both propositions. Where we do see debris on the path itself it is in the form of a cluster of large boulders not slabs 30 metres to the east of the terraces. And the only other area that might be described as debris lies neatly stacked at an angle of 40 degrees against the sloping south face of the channel, touching but never trespassing the southern edge of the path.
I confess, however, that on all my many visits to Yonaguni — including these March dives with Wolf — I have regarded this embankment as nothing more than rubble fallen from the south side of the channel and thus paid no special attention to it. I began by reminding him of our earlier discussion about the twin megaliths, each six metres tall and weighing tons, which he claimed had fallen from above into their present position on the northwest corner of the monument from some hypothetical former high point.
Now if ever there was a place on this structure where large slabs of stone should have fallen it is here on the path, directly under where the terraces were created. GH: Piled up here against the south wall is a huge amount of large stones which continue, in fact, up to this level [indicates sketch].
And I can very well accept that those stones fell off the top of the south side and found themselves in this position. Professor Kimura says that these stones were placed here by human beings. I see stones that fell from up here on the south side. So imagine that this flat area around the terraces was not removed all in one go. What I mean is little small tiny pebbles, cobbles, whatever, over a long time have fallen down and they have somehow been transported and rode supported by gravity, here into this part [indicates embankment area on south side of channel] being sheltered from further transport, first of all, by these large boulders.
GH: Again I find it difficult to grasp you here.
If I stand beside these steps [indicates the two big steps in the main terrace], they tower above my head. This means a layer of rock at least two and a half metres thick, all the way around here [indicates patio area] has been removed completely to leave behind just the steps.
GH: I mean this patio is, what, 30 or 35 metres in length? WOLF: Round about.
WOLF: Yes, right in general. GH: Yeah. I find the more elegant explanation is it was tidied up by human beings.
GH: — after they finished their job. WOLF: But where should they put it then? Somewhere here around? GH: Wherever they wished. WOLF: Come on. Sundaresh does not comment on the structural characteristics of the Palace itself, which is indeed surrounded by natural caves, but notes that inside it: a boulder about 1m dia engraved with carvings was observed. About m towards the eastern side of the caves more rock engravings were noticed on the bedrock Both the rock engravings inside the cave and on the bedrock probably carved using a tool.
Here the diver has to squeeze through gaps in a jumble of fallen boulders to enter a small, gloomy, gravel-floored chamber oriented roughly north-south with space for four or five adults standing upright. Its south wall is blocked. The doorway has a rough, damaged appearance with no obviously man-made characteristics, but beyond it is a spacious and beautiful chamber that glows with an otherworldly blue light when the sun projects down through the column of water and illuminates it through the holes in its roof.
Like the cramped antechamber this atmospheric main room is oriented north-south. It measures approximately 10 metres in length and five metres in width. Its height from floor to ceiling is also about five meters.
While there has been a substantial collapse of its eastern side, its western side is undamaged and presents as a smooth vertical wall of very large megaliths supporting further megaliths that form the roof.
Across the top of its uprights, whether by accident or by design, one of the roof megaliths lies like a lintel. After having passed through this second and more impressive doorway at the northern end of the main chamber, the diver comes into a third and final room of the Palace. This third chamber, on the other hand, was hewn or hollowed — it is premature to decide by what — out of a mass of ancient coralline limestone that is exposed in this part of Yonaguni.
And since the rear northernmost chamber and alcove door are hewn out of a different kind of rock than other materials in the structure we must assume that some agency brought these two elements the rock-hewn element and the megalithic element together — and in alignment — at some point.
But was it nature that did this? Wolf would have nothing of it. In his no-nonsense view the Palace is, of course, a wholly natural phenomenon and the alignment of the three doorways is entirely coincidental.
Very probably he is right. Yet I retain a sense of deep curiosity about this structure and intend, if I can, to do more work in it at some time in the future. Yet both systems powerfully and eerily remind me of the architecture of the great megalithic passageways and burial chambers of the Kofun Age — particularly structures such as Ishibutai near Asuka where the megaliths used are of truly titanic dimensions and weights see Chapter I realise that this begs more questions than it answers.
Still, go figure where the Kofun tradition came from. I do not deny that they were simple hunter gatherers but the deeper I enter the labyrinth of Japanese prehistory, the more certain I feel that they were also something much more The Face and the Stone Stage On our sixth and final dive at Yonaguni in March I took Wolf to a place called Tatigami Iwa eight kilometres east of the Palace and about two and a half kilometres east of the main cluster of monuments around Iseki Point.
Understandably revered as a deity in local tradition it now stands lashed by the Pacific Ocean a hundred metres from shore like a ghost sentry for this haunted island. But it is what is underneath it, in the underwater landscape nearby, that really interests me and that led me to chose it as the site for our sixth dive. Or a bit of both? My vote is weird and wonderful nature, enhanced by man, thousands of years ago. But what did Wolf think? Twenty years on, Hancock returns with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization.
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After having passed through this second and more impressive doorway at the northern end of the main chamber, the diver comes into a third and final room of the Palace.