The mysterious stone structure found at the bottom of the Sea of ??Galilee


11/04/2013

Gigantic sculpture was discovered in Israel in the bottom of the Sea of Galilee, which is better known as the Sea of Galilee. Archeologists still find it difficult to answer the question about the purpose of the stone structure. Age finds have also not installed. The mysterious structure, composed of basalt blocks and stones weighing 60,000 tons, has a conical shape, according to research portal Live Science.

The diameter of the structure, which rises 10 meters above the bottom of the lake is 70 meters. Externally, the structure resembles a pyramid, commonly used in ancient times for burials. But it is not yet known whether it was used for such purposes.

First noticed the stone pyramid in the summer of 2003 in a study by the Sea of Galilee sonar. Then she tried to study a group of divers. The information was published in the journal International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. Investigation of the structure at distances closer than possible to find that it is composed of basalt, which reaches a length of 1 meter. However, evidence that the stones had been previously treated, divers could be obtained.

Archaeologist Yitzhak Paz of the Israel Antiquities Authority said that the pyramid may have built about 4,000 years ago, as found near megalithic structures date from this period. One of them is located in the countryside Khirbet Beteiha, about 30 kilometers north-east of the massive underwater structures.


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