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Scientists first made the discovery by accident in 2003
Originally posted by EA006
reply to post by hisshadow
Didn't release the findings from 2003 until now, 10 years ago. Why report it now? looks like another story for the sake of a story.
Originally posted by Beartracker16
Is this mound anywhere near a port?
Perhaps this was a designated area for trade ships to dump ballast before picking up cargo. [/quote
Interesting idea - as a navigator you would look for some landmarks to line before you knew that you had to dump ballast in order to avoid the decreasing depth of water. But wouldn't that make the shape elliptical rather than circular.
Perhaps it was used as a monastery. There is an islalnd in Norway called Munkholmen which was used for this purpose (goo.gl...)