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Ancient monument found in the Sea of Galilee

Posted on Thursday, 11 April, 2013 | Comment icon 55 comments | News tip by: Logical Thought


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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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Comment icon #46 Posted by Harsh86_Patel on 20 April, 2013, 8:03
Hi Docyabut 2 I was talking about cairns, but take your point, however just because it is underwater we shouldn't assume that it is 20,000 years old, there is no evidence yet, and obviously water levels of a lake through history can change, and obviously earthquakes can change this. There is an experiment that may give us some rough idea of age of monument, without difficult underwater excavations, hopefully that will be tried soon, by an X-Ray of the site to determine how far the foundation stones are in the sediment in the lake, then an expert in geology could take a core sample of sediment,... [More]
Comment icon #47 Posted by Abramelin on 20 April, 2013, 10:32
This can only happen once the mainstream first acknowledges that it is manmde. There are many other such sites like Yonaguni,Dwarka etc that are dismissed as natural formations by the mainstreams without proper investigation. Yonaguni is marked by huge slabs cut at right angles and still is dismissed as a natural formation, so i am dubious how the mainstream would treat a pile of rocks in the sea. Yonaguni has been properly investigated. The same Japanese professor who first claimed it was a structure dating from the end of the last ice age, now says it's not more than 2000 years old. Then the... [More]
Comment icon #48 Posted by Harsh86_Patel on 22 April, 2013, 8:12
Yonaguni has been properly investigated. The same Japanese professor who first claimed it was a structure dating from the end of the last ice age, now says it's not more than 2000 years old. Then they found similar and natural structures on nearby land. Last: Robert Schoch - the same one who thinks the Sphinx is thousands of years older than it is thought to be - also says the Yonaguni structure is a natural formation. . Take comments from the same people on this pile of rocks. Lets see what they come up with and how they later withdraw their opinions.
Comment icon #49 Posted by Harsh86_Patel on 22 April, 2013, 8:15
Yonaguni has been properly investigated. The same Japanese professor who first claimed it was a structure dating from the end of the last ice age, now says it's not more than 2000 years old. Then they found similar and natural structures on nearby land. Last: Robert Schoch - the same one who thinks the Sphinx is thousands of years older than it is thought to be - also says the Yonaguni structure is a natural formation. . i don't think they are natural formations, i have not seen such clear 90 degree angles in any other underwater exploration videos. If they claim that these are natural formati... [More]
Comment icon #50 Posted by Harsh86_Patel on 22 April, 2013, 8:21
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Comment icon #51 Posted by Harsh86_Patel on 22 April, 2013, 8:46
http://www.rabbithole2.com/presentation/ancient/ancient_underwater_cities_found.htm Some more amazing pics,lost underwater cities.
Comment icon #52 Posted by The Puzzler on 26 April, 2013, 10:30
I wonder if it's the remains of a meteor impact. The way the huge rocks have been pushed up as the meteoric rock pushed along the sea base, the softer parts now gone behind the ' monument' with only the harder rock that was pushed up still there. The thought that a meteoric imapct or smaller pieces falling, in that area is not that odd, Sodom and Gomorah, there are also circular rings at the end of the Dead Sea. The way the rock faces are showing sounds also like meteoric impact. The below photo is from the crater of Kaali impact in Saaremaa, Estonia.
Comment icon #53 Posted by docyabut2 on 23 May, 2013, 11:21
Massive submerged structure stumps Israeli archaeologists The massive circular structure appears to be an archaeologists dream: a recently discovered antiquity that could reveal secrets of ancient life in the Middle East and is just waiting to be excavated. It's thousands of years old -- a conical, manmade behemoth weighing hundreds of tons, practically begging to be explored. The problem is -- it's at the bottom of the biblical Sea of Galilee. For now, at least, Israeli researchers are left stranded on dry land, wondering what finds lurk below. The monumental structure, made of boulders and s... [More]
Comment icon #54 Posted by jaylemurph on 23 May, 2013, 19:14
Ahh, Fox News. Truly an unbiased and informed source. --Jaylemurph
Comment icon #55 Posted by Pax Unum on 23 May, 2013, 23:41
The mysterious underwater structures at Yonaguni But not everyone believes as Kimura. Robert Schoch, professor of science and mathematics from Boston University, is convinced that none of the stone structures is the work of human hands. He said these geological formations are well known and they’re specific to a region with seismic activity. Natural formationSome of those who have studied the formation, such as geologist Robert Schoch of Boston University, state that it is most likely a natural formation, possibly used and modified by humans in the past. Schoch observes that the sandstones tha... [More]


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