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The Federated States of Micronesia abbreviated FSM and also known simply as Micronesia is an independent sovereign island nation and a United States associated state consisting of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae – that are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean. Together, the states comprise around 607 islands (a combined land area of approximately 702 km2. Status: US Associated state. Capital: Palikir, Largest city: Weno

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The city of Nan Madol was built between 200 B.C. – 800 A.D., on a coral reef near Micronesia. It consisted of about 100 artificial islands made from huge basalt blocks and connected with viaducts. From the start, it dazzles us with a mix of the bizarre and grandeur. From the start it seems incongruous; 250 million tons of offshore basalt in the middle of nowhere.

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Every once in a while archaeologists (and sometimes amateur archaeologists) make remarkable discoveries. Sometimes, the finding is so surprising that they are unable to explain what it is they've found, how it came into existence, or ascertain its value. This is list of such unexplained artifacts; artifacts that many believe should have never existed, or for which we have no satisfying explanation.

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Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Micronesia

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Palm Tree as a 'Young Nut', Yap Island, Fed. States of Micronesia

A Portrait of the Palm Tree as a Young Nut

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Stone Money Bank in Yap Island, Micronesia

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Chuuk in Micronesia

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Woman in canoe near Walung Village, Walung, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, Micronesia.

Nahlap Island, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

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Yapese Boat House

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On the island of Yap, people used giant stone coins that weighed thousands of pounds. The island's story helps answer a fundamental economic question: What is money?

Ruined city of Nan Madol, Pohnpei (Ponape), Federated States of Micronesia…

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Kosrae, Micronesia

Kosrae, Micronesia

Outrigger canoe on palm tree-lined beach, village of Walung, Kosrae, Micronesia.