A mysterious pyramid found at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee. Mysterious giant pyramid found at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Archaeologists are not yet able to determine when it was built, its purpose is not clear.
The conical structure made of "loutish basalt cobbles and boulders", weighs about 60 tons, which exceeds the displacement of most modern ships. Pyramid height — about 10 m and the diameter — 69 m, which is twice the diameter Stonehendge nearby, according Fox News.
Stones, according to scientists, are piled on top of each other. "During the dive, we found that the structure is composed of basalt boulders up to 1 meter. Boulders have a natural look, without a trace of processing. Moreover, we found no trace of the wall, which would have shielded this building" — the scientists write in the article, published in the Journal of Nautical Archaeology.
However, the researchers do not doubt that the pyramid has an artificial origin. Most likely, according to scientists, it was built on this place before it was flooded waters of the Sea of Galilee.
Now archaeologists are going to hold underwater excavations to find artifacts that would help determine the age of the structure and its purpose. Meanwhile scientist Isaac Paz of the University of Ben-Gurion believed that the pyramid was built at least 4 thousand years ago. "There is a big chance that it dates from the third millennium BC, because next found other megalithic structures of the time" — said the Pats.
Mysterious pyramid, according to archaeologists, could be built inhabitants of the ancient city of Beit Yerah, which was located near the Sea of Galilee. In the III. BC it was one of the largest and most fortified cities in the region in which they lived up to five thousand people.
According to the researchers, for the construction of the pyramid needed a good organization and a high level of planning that were available for residents of Beit Yeraha. "The effort involved in the construction of the pyramid indicates a complex, well-organized society" — the researchers reported.
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