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Archaeologists discover huge stone structure beneath Sea of Galilee

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Photo of stones making up the mysterious stone structure found beneath the Sea of Galilee The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology has announced the discovery of a mysterious, and huge, stone structure located beneath the southwestern area of the Sea of Galilee in Israel which has archaeologists puzzled as to its purpose and even how long ago it was built.  The mysterious structure is cone shaped, made of “unhewn basalt cobbles and boulders,” and weighs an estimated 60,000 tons. That makes it heavier than most modern-day warships.  Rising nearly 32 feet (10 meters) high, it has a diameter of about 230 feet (70 meters).

The structure was first noticed in 2003 when sonar surveys detected the strange object.  Later divers were sent to investigate after which scientists declared that the object was “definitely human-made and probably was built on land, only later to be covered by the Sea of Galilee as the water level rose”.  Scientists say structures like this from elsewhere in the world have been known to be used to mark burial grounds which begs the question, what in the world could be buried there?

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