The Lemurian Fellowship’s Evidence of Lemuria
The Lemurian Fellowship points to archaeological evidence in the Polynesian islands, especially Ponape, Nan Madol, and Malden Island, as proof of Lemuria. The Lemurian Fellowship also argues that the South Sea Islands are just the tops of mountains, which indicates a large landmass existing underneath the water. The Lemurian Fellowship believes that the city, Metalanim on Ponape Island in the Caroline Islands, may have housed as many as two million people. There is archaeological evidence of massive walls, earthworks, temples, and waterways. Also, blocks were moved and fitted without mortar.
Archaeological evidence shows that Nan Madol was a series of small artificial islands linked by a network of canals, similar to the construction of Venice, Italy. However, archaeological investigations show that Nan Madol was established in the eighth century AD, not old enough to be constructed by Lemurians. There may have been an occupation as early as 200 BC, but megalithic architecture was not begun until the twelfth century AD. Malden Island is today an uninhabited island belonging to the Republic of Kiribati.
The Palace of the Virgins at Cusco, Peru, and Tiahuanaco at Lake Titicaca in the Andes Mountains are also attributed to the Lemurian establishment. Lake Titicaca is unique because it is 13,000 feet above sea level. According to archaeological evidence, Tiahuanaco was the center of a pre-Incan civilization believed to have been built by the Aymara, native to the Andes region of Bolivia and Peru. The Aymara people became a subject of the Inca and later the Spanish in the sixteenth century. Blocks weighing up to one hundred tons were transported over several miles. There is also evidence found of ceramics and painted pottery. However, archaeologists date these sites to 500 AD, with additional construction between 1100 and 1300. The artifacts are not old enough to be a part of the Lemurian civilization.
The Lemurian Fellowship maintains that the Temple of the Sun in Syria and Angkor Thom in Cambodia are areas as evidence of Lemurian occupation. Baalbek is a temple complex located northeast of Beirut, Lebanon. However, archaeological evidence shows humans inhabited the area in the Early Bronze Age (2900-2300 BC), not old enough to correspond with the estimated dates of the Lemurian civilization.
Other evidence for Lemuria is found in Cambodia; Angkor Thom was built in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries by King Jayavarman VII (1181-1220?) and is located by the river Siem Reap. Each gate faces the four cardinal directions, symbolically acting as a microcosm of the universe. The temple of Bayon is located in the center of the axis. Temples within the walls of Angkor Thom include Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Prah Palilay, Tep Pranam, and Prasat Suor Prat. These temples were supposedly based on the model of the capital of Atlantis. For members of the Lemurian Fellowship, these ancient sites testify to a worldwide Lemurian civilization.