Tour - Temple of Mu


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This tablet, known as the Okinawa Rosetta Stone, tells a story in ancient symbols. It describes a peaceful ruler and his castle on land, which after the occurrence of a catastrophic event, ended up under the waves.This is the entrance to the monument. It is similarly positioned, on the westerly side, to the entrance to Shuri Castle on Okinawa. Note the symmetrical architecture of the left and right side of the entry.Surrounding the underwater structure’s enormous base is a roadway which wraps around the outer edge of the monument. It is constructed similarly to the loop road which encircles Shuri Castle.This is a site plan of the yonaguni monument. It is similar in size and shape to the Shuri Castle plan.These long narrow steps appear to be man-made.
These gargantuan steps are level and the sides are perfectly vertical. Tool marks have been found showing how they were carved.You can see that the angle on the step is almost perfectly 90 degrees even after so many countless years.This is a water channel used to move water from one location to another. It might be ceremonial, or could have been used for drainage. This is typical Okinawan construction and can be seen in other architectural work throughout the area.These are massive square blocks of stone which look like immense books and appear to be man-made.These large, deep holes most likely served as construction hoists. The wooden columns set in here would have been used like cranes to raise and lower giant blocks of stone.
Note the scale of the divers in front of one of the giant turtles at the top of the monument. You are looking at its triangular head with its front legs out-stretched.A huge boulder mysteriously perched upon its own platform appears ceremonially placed. It has since been moved off the pedestal by natural forces.The diver is peering into the eye of this colossal head that looks eerily similar to the giant statues on Easter Island.Stalactites and stalagmites can only be made on land. The many caves around Okinawa with their submerged stalactities indicates that much of the area was above water at one time.When all weapons were given up in 1609 the Okinawans developed karate as a means a of self defense. The foremost rule is to never strike the first blow. It may be a remnant of the fundamentally peaceful people of Mu.