A mysterious stone structure has been discovered beneath the surface of Israel's Sea of Galilee.
Archaeologists remain perplexed by the nature and purpose of the structure which appears to consist of a large pile of cobbles and boulders weighing upwards of 60,000 tons. At 32ft high and 230ft across, the structure covers significantly more ground than Stonehenge and reaches higher than its tallest standing stones.
"Close inspection by scuba diving revealed that the structure is made of basalt boulders up to 1 m (3.2 feet) long with no apparent construction pattern," said researchers. "The boulders have natural faces with no signs of cutting or chiselling. Similarly, we did not find any sign of arrangement or walls that delineate this structure."
The prevailing theory is that the structure was originally a cairn built on land and later submerged due to the rising water levels. Some researchers believe it could date back more than 4,000 years.
"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."
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