"Judging by the design and the disposition of the ruins, the city must have looked just like an ancient Roman city," said Kimura, a professor at Ryukyu University and the chairman of the non-profit Marine Science and Culture Heritage Research Association.
"I can envisage a triumphal arch-like statue stood on the left side of the Colosseum and a shrine over the hill," he told Reuters Television.
Some of the initial divers notices the rocks were unnaturally smooth and formed a sort of staircase near the island's shores. Subsequent dives by Kimura revealed irregular rock outcrops over 1 square km (0.4 square mile) and mounds of rubble.
Kimura says he believes the city had a castle, a shrine, an arch, statues and a colosseum.
Monday, September 03, 2007
An Asian equivalent of the lost city of Atlantis has been found by a Japanese researcher. The city known as Mu was believed to be sunk by an earthquake some 3000 years ago. From Reuters:
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