LEMURIA - Fact or Fiction?
What is Lemuria?
Lemuria is a modern name for what is historically called the Motherland of Mu (Mu'u). Stories of this Pacific continent, lost under the water, parallel the tales of Atlantis in many ways.
Where was it?
Opinions vary as to the outline of the continent. King David Kalākaua commissioned a map that showed a great Pacific landmass and another landmass in the Indian Ocean. Most agree that the Pacific region extended north above Hawai'i, east past Easter Island and to the west at least past Micronesia. Further, the legend says that the area now known as the Hawaiian Islands was the capital district of this land.
Is there any physical evidence of such a land?
There is some surprising evidence of an advanced civilization pre-dating the migratory Polynesians. We know that Polynesians in historical times had only rudimentary ability to shape stone. They had no known ability to cut stone in the sense that we would cut bread with a knife. Yet we find quite a few stones cut flat, notched, or precisely fitted throughout the Pacific. This raises the questions of who did the work and where they got this extraordinary technology.