Skip to comments.Massive submerged structure stumps Israeli archaeologists
Posted on 05/23/2013 11:36:43 AM PDT by Red Badger
The massive circular structure appears to be an archaeologist's dream: a recently discovered antiquity that could reveal secrets of ancient life in the Middle East and is just waiting to be excavated.
It's thousands of years old -- a conical, manmade behemoth weighing hundreds of tons, practically begging to be explored.
The problem is -- it's at the bottom of the biblical Sea of Galilee. For now, at least, Israeli researchers are left stranded on dry land, wondering what finds lurk below.
The monumental structure, made of boulders and stones with a diameter of 230 feet, emerged from a routine sonar scan in 2003. Now archaeologists are trying to raise money to allow them access to the submerged stones.
"It's very enigmatic, it's very interesting, but the bottom line is we don't know when it's from, we don't know what it's connected to, we don't know its function," said Dani Nadel, an archaeologist at the University of Haifa who is one of several researchers studying the discovery. "We only know it is there, it is huge and it is unusual."
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Been known for at least ten years. Had a run of publicity six weeks ago. Wonder why story is resurfacing again now?
Need grant money........
Remains of the Tower of Babel.
Are the rocks and bricks held together with bitumen?
Some of the rocks weigh 60 tons. It’s held together by gravity.......
Interesting...? That would be awesome!
Paging Stephen King.........paging Stephen King.
It’s where Anthony hid his Weiner....
I think these guys like to hassle each other with different opinions....and they ALL get a piece of the grant pie.
“..Remains of Tower of Babel...”
That was my immediate conclusion as well, without even reading the articel.
sorry - article (not articel)
It’s a big pile of stone, likely just the spot where ancient ships dropped their ballast before entering port.
Launch pad for interstellar vehicle.
didn’t anyone here see the original “The Thing”
maybe they’ve finally located the so-called “palie state” ?
“didnt anyone here see the original The Thing”
Not I, but I remember my sister and I running around calling it ‘the thang’, lol.
oh yes...great flick!
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