Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mysterious Underwater Building Discovered in the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)

Underwater photo: 
Shmulik Marco.
What and why is there a massive building at the bottom of the Kinneret?

Researchers from Tel Aviv University found the structure at the bottom ofSouthern end of the Kinneret while conducting sonar mapping of the sea.  They say the structure is a cone-shaped monument, approximately 230 feet in diameter, 39 feet high, and weighing an estimated 60,000 tons.
Initial findings indicate that the structure was built on dry land approximately 6,000 years ago, and later submerged under the water. Prof. Marco calls it an impressive feat, noting that the stones, which comprise the structure, were probably brought from more than a mile away and arranged according to a specific construction plan.

Dr. Yitzhak Paz of the Antiquities Authority and Ben-Gurion University says that the site, which was recently detailed in the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, resembles early burial sites in Europe and was likely built in the early Bronze Age. He believes that there may be a connection to the nearby ancient city of Beit Yerah, the largest and most fortified city in the area.
Read more about it here: AFTAU

What was it?

Tower of Bavel
Ancient Headquarters of Palestinian Authority
Early Quadruplex drive-in.
Failed Superdome stadium for Bronze Age Baseball
Stonehenge 1.0

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