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Monolith found underwater between Sicily and Tunisia

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posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 06:26 AM
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A large man made monolith has been found under the sea between Sicily and Tunisia. The authors of the below paper are putting the age of the monolith at 9300 B.P based on sea level at which it lies. In my opinion, further study of the surrounding area is necessary to confirm that the location of this object wasn't the result of some later ship wreck that occurred while it was being transported from one site to another at a much later date.

At first glance, provided subsequent finds collaborate the 9300 B.P. date, this would be considered a highly significant find which would rewrite quite a bit of our understanding of the region.


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posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 06:34 AM
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originally posted by: slip2break
A large man made monolith has been found under the sea between Sicily and Tunisia. The authors of the below paper are putting the age of the monolith at 9300 B.P based on sea level at which it lies. In my opinion, further study of the surrounding area is necessary to confirm that the location of this object wasn't the result of some later ship wreck that occurred while it was being transported from one site to another at a much later date.

At first glance, provided subsequent finds collaborate the 9300 B.P. date, this would be considered a highly significant find which would rewrite quite a bit of our understanding of the region.


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From your link:


Highlights



A submerged, 12 m long monolith has been discovered at a water depth of 40 m, in a shallow bank of the Sicilian Channel.


Morphological evidence, underwater observations, and results of petrographic analysis testify that the monolith is man-made.


This monolith suggests a significant human activity in the Pantelleria Vecchia Bank, a former island of the Sicilian Channel.


Seawater inundated the Pantelleria Vecchia Bank at 9350 ± 200 yr B.P., presumably forcing inhabitants to migrate.


S&F



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 06:37 AM
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a reply to: slip2break

It won't really rewrite anything, Gobekli Tepe, which isn't too far away is a mesolithic construction and has plenty of monoliths dating from 3000 years earlier. 9300BP is approx. 7350 BCE



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posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 06:41 AM
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originally posted by: slip2break


At first glance, provided subsequent finds collaborate the 9300 B.P. date, this would be considered a highly significant find which would rewrite quite a bit of our understanding of the region.


The mediterranean is a treasure trove of now submerged sites, some, imho, date back to the end of the last ice age. Keep in mind that man was all around the region far longer than 9300 B.P Göbekli Tepe over in Turkey and possibly even some of the monuments on Malta could date back that far, A water depth of 40 m isnt really that deep when one considers how much lower sea levels were once upon a time.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 11:28 AM
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Nice,
Thanks for posting.
Many more sites of this type will come to light in the future.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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is it possible it fell off a boat travelling across the Mediterranean?

the pantheon in Rome was supposed to have much taller columns. the ones that are there now we're not the ones thye originally planed on putting there. they sank in a storm somewhere between Egypt where they were quarried and rome. they're still down there somewhere and probably the same size or larger. so who knows what happened back in the days of Carthage and rome in regards to maritime mishaps



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 02:22 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
is it possible it fell off a boat travelling across the Mediterranean?


That is one of the objections I have read on the object and that it could be connected to a previously identified monolithic culture from Malta much closer to recent times.

Is is also possibly that the area is much more active tectonicly than the authors believe.



posted on Aug, 3 2015 @ 08:20 PM
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A Google image search using "submerged monolith in the Sicilian Channel" turns up an image which may be the same image referenced in the OP...



It comes from this site: www.evoanth.net... but may have been removed for some reason.

Same image referenced here as well.


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posted on Aug, 4 2015 @ 09:30 AM
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Quite a well written journal article. Some really good pictures of it and the large hole at the top is interesting, perhaps other large blocks had this type of hole and then cut off when it was in place to assist with lifting with pulleys or what ever. The importance of this could prove to be quite an insight.

I would like to think it was being transported to another site and maybe tipped it off the boat? Who knows some sneaky speculation gets the mind going.

Here is a decent picture from the article


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posted on Aug, 4 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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Man, I don't remember ever seeing such a detailed article.

One of the places that never made it back from the flood?



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posted on Aug, 4 2015 @ 09:43 PM
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The time frame matches perfectly with what Graham Hancock and others have been saying that there was advanced civilization back then that got wiped out at the end of the ice age, probably flooded from melting glaciers.



posted on Aug, 5 2015 @ 06:16 PM
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Yeah.

An advanced civilization that could carve and stand a stone upright.

Won't keep him from jumping on it, though.

Harte



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 11:52 PM
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Didn't catch this one initially...

Probably didn't fall off a boat but was rather a part of more structures that existed in the area at one time.

Pretty neat as well tat the sea life made an environment suitable for them inside it.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 01:33 AM
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originally posted by: Harte
Yeah.

An advanced civilization that could carve and stand a stone upright.

Won't keep him from jumping on it, though.

Harte




Get it right,Harte,you know that it was carved out by helium laser and stood up by hand held anti-grav.



posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:56 PM
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originally posted by: dreamingawake
Didn't catch this one initially...

Probably didn't fall off a boat.


Probably did
www.sci-news.com...




“The monolith is made from stone other than those which constitute all the neighboring outcrops, and is quite isolated with respect to them,”





“The belief that our ancestors lacked the knowledge, skill and technology to exploit marine resources or make sea crossings, must be progressively abandoned,”




posted on Aug, 15 2015 @ 12:14 AM
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Well there should be plenty more submerged on the south Sicilian Coast, whether southwest Sicily to Pantelleria or southeast Sicily to Malta.

Malta has many archeological remains, some which do date to the timeframe of the monolith, aka c 7300 B.C.E. some of Malta's remains of human inhabitation are older. Sicily is inhabited at the last glacial maximum and when sea levels were minus -117 meters below what they are now, there was a landbridge from Sicily to Malta

mapmistress.blog.com...
Malta-Ragusa Submerged Landbridge, Underwater Mapping.


Off the southwestern coast of Sicily, I like to call the sunken region "Erytheia" which was one big mass at the last glacial maximum that turned into several islands. There's a lot of mythology that refers to sunken islands south of Sicily, especially if digging around in Perseus and Medusa mythology.

Detailed maps of the sunken southwest coast of Sicily, including the Pantelleria Bank, north of Pantelleria island can be found here, with links to other detailed submerged mapping

mapmistress.blog.com...
Pantelleria & Erytheia, sunken southwest Sicily coast
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