April 10, 2013

Monumental Mystery in the Sea of Galilee

Originally detect by sonar in 2003, a giant stone structure has finally been confirmed to be under the Sea of Galilee in Israel. This massive structure is a conical shaped monument made from unhewn basalt cobbles and huge boulders. The monument measures 32 feet high, about 230 feet in diameter, and weighs approximately 60,000 tons!   

What’s even more astonishing is that researchers agree that the structure is over 4000 years old! 

Though no decipherable cutting patterns have been recognized, scientists have agreed that it is definitely man-made. Archaeologists hope to be able to excavate the structure in the future in order to officially date any artifacts they find. 

Still, we have yet to figure out why this was built. The two main theories, thus far, are that it may have been either a burial place or a lost ancient city. 

What other reasons could there be?

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