Friday posts are devoted to exploring HIStory, the unfolding of God’s story as he has written it.
Today let’s explore…
The Underwater Pyramids of Japan
Our literature club is reading books during ancient times so for this school year we’ll explore Ancient HIStory on Fridays. I plan to share interesting, amazing, and fun facts about the ancient world. I want our children to get the most out of reading. One method for doing this is to connect the stories they read to real people, real places with real lives.
When I hear the word pyramid I think Egypt. I was surprised to learn about the underwater pyramids found in the waters around Japan. Here are some books you might want to read when you study ancient Japan. Below the list is an article about Underwater Pyramids and below that you’ll find a full length video made by the History Channel.
Books set in Ancient Japan
National Geographic Article on the Underwater Pyramids
Japan’s Ancient Underwater “Pyramid” Mystifies Scholars
for National Geographic News
That’s the belief of Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist at the University of the Ryukyus in Japan who has been diving at the site to measure and map its formations for more than 15 years.
Each time he returns to the dive boat, Kimura said, he is more convinced than ever that below him rest the remains of a 5,000-year-old city.
“The largest structure looks like a complicated, monolithic, stepped pyramid that rises from a depth of 25 meters [82 feet],” said Kimura, who presented his latest theories about the site at a scientific conference in June.
But like other stories of sunken cities, Kimura’s claims have attracted controversy. Continue reading….
History Channel episode on the Underwater Pyramids in Japan
Living Outside the Lines in Ancient HIStory
How do you connect books to real people, places and events?