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Mysterious Stone Structure Discovered Beneath Sea of Galilee

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posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 08:31 AM

A giant "monumental" stone structure discovered beneath the waters of the Sea of Galilee in Israel has archaeologists puzzled as to its purpose and even how long ago it was built.
The mysterious structure is cone shaped, made of "unhewn basalt cobbles and boulders," and weighs an estimated 60,000 tons the researchers said. That makes it heavier than most modern-day warships.

It appears to be a giant cairn, rocks piled on top of each other. Structures like this are known from elsewhere in the world and are sometimes used to mark burials.

They say it is definitely human-made and probably was built on land, only later to be covered by the Sea of Galilee as the water level rose. "The shape and composition of the submerged structure does not resemble any natural feature.

Researcher Yitzhak Paz, of the Israel Antiquities Authority and Ben-Gurion University, believes it could date back more than 4,000 years. "The more logical possibility is that it belongs to the third millennium B.C., because there are other megalithic phenomena [from that time] that are found close by,"

Paz said that he hopes soon that an underwater archaeological expedition will set out to excavate the structure. They can search for artifacts and try to determine its date with certainty.

Such discoveries in the 21st century are nothing short of amazing.
This raises the question - How much do we really know of human history?

Also, the fact that the archaeologists seem rather confident that its man made makes this more exciting.

Unfortunately, exploring underwater structures is always a whole lot more complicated. Hopefully, the team receives the funding required to document more of this structure.

Hope to see more updates on this.

posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 08:36 AM
reply to post by sk0rpi0n

A link to the source article might be nice

posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 08:37 AM
Very interesting and mysterious .. to say the least !

However, a link would be very much appreciated.


edit on 10/4/13 by tauristercus because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 08:39 AM
reply to post by sk0rpi0n

I think when you consider things like the Baltic sea anomaly, the Cuban underwater city, the buildings submerged off the coast of India, the Yonaguni ziggurat, the Bimini road, and many others that were obviously built several thousands of years ago when the seas were much lower, you have to come to the conclusion that very advanced civilizations have been around far longer than the 6,000 years that mainstream science wants us to believe.

One thing I have always wondered though, why go through so much trouble to make present day humans think they are the most advanced humans that have existed when there is evidence everywhere to the contrary?

Thanks for sharing OP, SnF.

posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 08:40 AM
reply to post by sk0rpi0n

Could you provide a link please? Much appreciated.

posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 08:42 AM
Sorry, already discussed here...and there's a link on that one.
edit on 10-4-2013 by XLR8R because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 08:55 AM
reply to post by sk0rpi0n

you have left no link to the source of your information.So , are we just supposed to take your word for it?A link please?Thankyou.

posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:14 AM
reply to post by XLR8R

Nevertheless, it is the DUTY of the OP to provide the link on their thread.

posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 09:17 AM
Tower of Babel? Atlantis? Landslide?

posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 10:10 AM
reply to post by BO XIAN

I totally agree. I was just letting others know.

posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 11:32 AM
My apologies for leaving out the link.

Like user BO XIAN mentioned, the link is from yahoo news.

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