Underwater Ruins

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Click for larger image(Left) Mysterious megalithic temple of Nan Douwas rises above the canals of Nan Madol, Ponape island, Micronesia.
(Right) Ponape has a natural outcropping of prismatic basalt which was employed in the construction of all the major temples on the island.
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Click for larger image(Left, above left, above, above right) Prismatic basalt blocks disappearing under water around the main temples of Nan Madol - which seem to be built over some kind of substructure now deep beneath the waves.
(Right) At greater depths strange shapes begin to appear.
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Click for larger image(Left, above left, above, above right, right) At depths of up to 40 metres, a forest of columns protrudes from the slope of the sea bed in front of Nan Madol.Click for larger image
(Right, far right) Fallen underwater columns, Nan Madol
(below) Fallen 'Latte Stone' megalithic column, Tinian island, Northern Marianas
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Click for larger image(Right) Small upright underwater column, Nan Madol.Click for larger image
Click for larger image(Left) Small upright Latte Stone, Guam.
(Right) The House of Taga: a forest of megalithic columns, Tinian.
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