In the depths of the Sea of Galilee in Israel, found a huge stone monument. Archaeologists know of no better purpose nor the time of its creation. According to the researchers, the mysterious monument weighing 60,000 tonnes has a conical shape and is built from the "unhewn basalt stones." Structure height is 10 meters and the diameter of the cone is 2 times bigger than the larger stones of Stonehenge.
On closer examination it turned out that the monument is a huge pyramid of stones put on each other. Such buildings can be found in different parts of the world, and usually they are used to designate burial grounds. However, researchers can not confirm as to whether the monument found the same purpose.
The structure found in the summer of 2003, during the sonar research southwestern part of the sea. Since then, the sea is not just dive divers to explore further interesting finds.
In its report, the researchers say that a more careful study of the submarine found that the structure is composed of basalt stones meter length, put on each other without any algorithm. These stones are no hew and polished, so they retain their natural look. Unfortunately, we could not understand what technology using these stones were drawn against each other.
Scientists believe that this monument was built people, and, most of all, was originally on the land, and later, when the sea level rose, it was under water. Neither figure nor the structure, the monument is not like the existing natural features, so it can be concluded that this pyramid — the work of the individual — the researchers explained.
To find the necessary items of antiquity to determine the age of the structure and purpose, researchers need to conduct underwater archaeological excavations.
Israeli researcher at the University Izsak Pats suggested that the age of the monument is more than 4 thousand years. "Most likely, this structure was established in the third millennium BC, as it was found near a lot of evidence of that era," — added the Pats.
If indeed erected a monument in the third millennium BC, the researchers will be able to say with certainty that he was on the territory of the ancient city of Beit Era or Khirbet Kerak. At that time, the city was one of the largest in the region, said the Pats.
Translation Sergei Vasilenkova
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