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'Monumental' mystery under Sea of Galilee
WorldNetDaily ^ | Aug 10, 2013 | Joe Kovacs

Posted on 04/10/2013 1:53:12 PM PDT by wesagain

"Scientists probe puzzle at site made famous by Jesus, Peter"

Some 2,000 years ago, the Sea of Galilee in Israel became famous as the Bible says Jesus and His apostle Peter walked on top of the water in a spectacular miracle.

Now, a mysterious find from beneath the surface is bringing new attention to the ancient body of water.

Scientists have discovered a massive, “monumental” structure on the sea’s floor, leaving experts puzzled as to what it actually is and how and when it became located there.

The structure is basically a cone-shaped pile of boulders with an estimated weight of 60,000 tons, which is heavier than most of today’s warships.

Its height is nearly 32 feet, with a diameter of approximately 230 feet. In comparison, the outer stone circle at the well-known Stonehenge monument in Britain has a diameter just half of that. Additionally, the tallest stones of Stonehenge don’t reach as high as the Sea of Galilee structure.

“Close inspection by scuba diving revealed that the structure is made of basalt boulders up to 1 meter long with no apparent construction pattern,” the researchers explain in the latest edition of the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology.

“The boulders have natural faces with no signs of cutting or chiseling. Similarly, we did not find any sign of arrangement or walls that delineate this structure. The boulders are bare without any overgrowth. In contrast with the sandy terrain surrounding it, Tilapia fish teem around the structure and between its blocks, probably taking advantage of the hiding ........

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: General Discusssion; History; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: galilee; seaofgalilee

1 posted on 04/10/2013 1:53:12 PM PDT by wesagain
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To: wesagain

Same place as this?

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/what-are-the-mysterious-stones-emerging-from-kinneret-waters-1.247933


2 posted on 04/10/2013 1:58:43 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: wesagain

Looks like not much to me. They lose me right away when they say the rock pile is “heavier than a battleship”. So? Nor is it amazing that something is higher or wider than Stonehenge. Especially a big pile of untooled boulders.


3 posted on 04/10/2013 2:02:00 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: wesagain

Another sign of the apocalypse? Global warming? This could be hugh and series.


4 posted on 04/10/2013 2:02:29 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: wesagain
The structure looks .... huge and series.

Interesting read, (read it yesterday)

5 posted on 04/10/2013 2:04:26 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: wesagain

I bet this thread gets a picture of Giorgio Tsoukalos pretty quickly.


6 posted on 04/10/2013 2:04:26 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: wesagain

Can you stand on it, and does it therefore appear you’re walking on water?

;-)

(With apologies in advance to my Christian FRiends...)


7 posted on 04/10/2013 2:04:31 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: wesagain

8 posted on 04/10/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG ping.


9 posted on 04/10/2013 2:06:10 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: VMI70
But you weren't expecting a picture of:

or even better, a picture of:


10 posted on 04/10/2013 2:11:07 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: wesagain
in a related story, scientist find Christmas trees in American lakes, teaming with fish. Some have glittering ornaments and shiny things. No-one is sure why they are there.
11 posted on 04/10/2013 2:12:07 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: FReepers

Don't let FR hit a small bump!

Support FR today!

12 posted on 04/10/2013 2:13:17 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The structure looks .... huge and series.
+++++++++
Watch your spelling. FP standards call for “hugh and series”. ;)


13 posted on 04/10/2013 2:31:24 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: jjotto
Same place as this?

Yes. "Kinneret" is the Hebrew name for the Sea of Galilee.

14 posted on 04/10/2013 2:34:40 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

I’m asking if this seems the same area of it.


15 posted on 04/10/2013 2:37:09 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

It seems to be.


16 posted on 04/10/2013 2:42:23 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: InterceptPoint

Sorry.

Won’t make the mistake again.


17 posted on 04/10/2013 2:44:27 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: wesagain

Probably George Bush’s fault.


18 posted on 04/10/2013 2:49:03 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ArrogantBustard

That L. Ron woulda been great in a remake of “Goldfinger.”


19 posted on 04/10/2013 3:11:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: wesagain

The article says it is basalt but fails to inform the reader that basalt is volcanic rock. The city of Tiberius, a large resort city on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, also known as Lake Tiberius, is full of homes and business structures constructed of basalt as the area was volcanically active many centuries ago. Just maybe that part of the sea was used a a dumping ground for basalt that needed to be cleared from fields for construction and/or farming. Or, maybe the basalt was dumped into this area of the sea in order to create a breeding ground for fish.


20 posted on 04/10/2013 3:17:20 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: wesagain
The structure is basically a cone-shaped pile of boulders with an estimated weight of 60,000 tons, which is heavier than most of today’s warships.

Teh Nephelim! Teh Nephelim!

of basalt boulders up to 1 meter long with no apparent construction pattern,”

“The boulders have natural faces with no signs of cutting or chiseling. Similarly, we did not find any sign of arrangement or walls that delineate this structure.

So maybe calling it a "structure" is a loose use of the term. It's a pile.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...

Umm. Yeah.

21 posted on 04/10/2013 3:24:07 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: Uncle Miltie; wesagain
I remember a skeptical Catholic gal about 25 years coming up with the idea that Jesus and Peter were just going from stone to stone on barely submerged shoals. And everybody panicked and said "Geez, look at that! They're walking on water!"

Yeah. Trouble with that theory is that Peter, James, John, and Andrew were all professional fishermen with decades of experience who we can assume know the area very well. The Sea of Galilee is actually fairly small: you'd reasonably expect all the old salts to be able to locate shoals, reefs, sandbars, rock-piles, channels, etc. Right?

They were smart. They all knew where stuff was. They weren't a bunch of credulous tourists.

I rest my case :o)

22 posted on 04/10/2013 3:56:16 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He turn to you His countenance, and give you peace.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

31 seconds-not bad.
Thanks!


23 posted on 04/10/2013 6:46:25 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: fieldmarshaldj

James Bond vs Xenu?

Now there’s an epic matchup for the ages ...


24 posted on 04/10/2013 7:04:25 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard; Perdogg; Impy; BillyBoy
JB: "Do you expect me to talk ?"

L.Ron Goldfinger: "No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to audit !"

25 posted on 04/10/2013 7:14:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Man, Scientology is sure a great scam. Cha-ching.


26 posted on 04/10/2013 9:45:59 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: wesagain; SunkenCiv

A 60,000 tonne stone structure has been discovered at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee in Israel


he giant cone-shaped cairn, which is made of basalt cobbles and boulders up to one meter long, has left archaeologists baffled as to its purpose and age (the map shows where it was found)


Sonar signatures revealed the scale of the find

While details about the structure remain sketchy, the researchers are confident that it was created by a well-organised society and that it’s building was a community effort.

Mysterious 60,000 ton stone 'grave marker' at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee baffles archaeologists

27 posted on 04/12/2013 5:43:41 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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