The discovery was made in the hills of Galilee. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 James Emery
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient table-like stone structure inscribed with mysterious artwork.
The intriguing dolmen, which is believed to date back over 4,000 years, was found near Kibbutz Shamir in Upper Galilee by Professor Gonen Sharon of Tel Hai College's Galilee Studies Program.
"What makes this dolmen so unique is its huge dimensions, the structure surrounding it, and most importantly, the artistic decorations engraved in its ceiling," the Antiquities Authority has stated.
Thousands of dolmens ( single-chamber megalithic tombs typically surrounded by piles of stones ) have been discovered across the Middle East over the years.
"The engraved shapes depict a straight line going to the center of an arc," said study partner Uri Berger. "No parallels exist for these shapes in the engraved rock drawings of the Middle East and their significance remains a mystery."
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