60,000-Ton Underwater Pyramid Detected Beneath Sea Of Galilee

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Deep sea diving teams will be dispatched to attempt to decode the meaning of the monolith, Live Science reports:

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. Rising nearly 32 feet high, the mysterious structure is cone shaped and weighs an estimated 60,000 tons. That makes it heavier than most modern-day warships.

It appears to be a giant cairn, boulders piled on top of each other. Structures like this are known elsewhere in the world and are sometimes used to mark burials.

The structure was first detected in 2003 during a sonar survey of the southwest portion of the sea. Divers have since been down to investigate, they write in the latest issue of the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. The researchers say the structure is definitely human-made and probably was built on land, only later to be covered by the Sea of Galilee.

Researcher Yitzhak Paz, of the Israel Antiquities Authority and Ben-Gurion University believes it could date back more than 4,000 years. If the third-millennium B.C. date idea proves correct it would put the structure about a mile to the north of an ancient city that researchers call “Bet Yerah” or “Khirbet Kerak.”

 

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  • Juan

    Neato.
    Now where the hell is Graham Hancock?

    • BuzzCoastin

      still struggling to lose himself from the chains of Pot & TED

      • Juan

        Nice one, but he’s actually recovering from hip replacement surery.

        • BuzzCoastin

          wow, he’s only 62
          statistically
          he’s going to need another hip surgery in 15 years

          when I worked in Orthopedic product marketing
          our goal was to get the age of those undergoing this procedure
          down to the late 50′s – early 60′s
          and
          with an abundance of portly American bodies
          putting tons of stress on their joints
          it seemed like a reachable goal
          Hancock kinda confirms it
          even if his body type is an outlier

  • BuzzCoastin

    this underscores the fact that
    we know very little of our ancient past
    most of which is buried under water

    • Rhoid Rager

      I doubt we even know that much of our recent past. Secrets abound.

      • BuzzCoastin

        so far
        none of our ancestors or predecessors
        have found ways to pass their information forward
        beyond a few hundred years
        and so humanity stumbles around in the dark
        looking for clues at the scene of the crime

        • Rhoid Rager

          That may be the case, but my maserati does 185; I lost my license, now i don’t drive

          • howiebledsoe

            Joe Walsh is the secret messiah.

        • Spasmodius

          Perhaps an exception could be made for certain oral traditions of the Middle East, such as the Sufis. I believe the epic of Gilgamesh was a story passed down orally for a long time before it was released in handy stone format.

  • Darren Prosser

    10 to 1 they find some giant skeletons with 6 fingers and toes and double rows of teeth down there…Where is Graham Hancock indeed…Jim Viera for that matter also.

  • specialtasks

    Careful . . . Shoggoths built it.