Submerged structure stumps archeologists
2013-06-17 0:00

From: YnetNews

Antiquity that could reveal secrets of ancient life in Middle East discovered at bottom of Sea of Galilee, leaving Israeli researchers stranded on dry land, wondering what finds lurk below

The massive circular structure appears to be an archaeologistís dream: A recently discovered antiquity that could reveal secrets of ancient life in the Middle East and is just waiting to be excavated.

Itís thousands of years old Ė a conical, manmade behemoth weighing hundreds of tons, practically begging to be explored.

The problem is Ė itís 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 70 meters (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.

"Itís very enigmatic, itís very interesting, but the bottom line is we donít know when itís from, we donít know what itís connected to, we donít 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."

Archaeologists said the only way they can properly assess the structure is through an underwater excavation, a painstakingly slow process that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. And if an excavation were to take place, archaeologists said they believed it would be the first in the Sea of Galilee, an ancient lake that boasts historical remnants spanning thousands of years and is the setting of many Bible scenes.

[...]

Read the full article at: ynetnews.com



Related Articles
More on Mysterious ímonumentí found beneath the Sea of Galilee
http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/mysterious-undersea-structure-was-made-by-man-say-archeologists/
Part 2: 12,000-Year-Old Gobekli Tepe - Was It A Soul Recycling Machine Linked to Deneb in the Cygnus Constellation?
Part 1: 12,000-Year-Old Gobekli Tepe - Is It Linked to the Star Deneb in the Cygnus Constellation?
Whitley Strieber says object found in Baltic Sea may be older than Gobekli Tepe
íUFOí at bottom of Baltic Sea may be Nazi anti-submarine device
Baltic Sea Mystery: What Is That Object?


Latest News from our Front Page

Professor: Reason Itself Is A White Male Construct
2015-07-04 3:55
A philosophy and religion professor at Syracuse University gave an interview to The New York Times Thursday in which he critiqued the notion of pure reason as simply being a “white male Euro-Christian construction.” Prof. John Caputo was being interviewed by fellow philosophy professor George Yancy for the 13th installment of an interview series Yancy conducts with philosophers regarding racial topics. Given its emphasis on first principles ...
The Broken Window Fallacy
2015-07-04 3:48
Youtube description: This short video explains one of the most persistent economic fallacies of our day. Source: youtube.com
Jenji Kohan and the Jewish Hyper-Sexualization of Western Culture
2015-07-04 3:33
As detailed in The Culture of Critique, Freud and his followers regarded anti-Semitism was a universal pathology which had its roots in sexual repression. The theoretical basis for this can be found in Freud’s Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality where he linked aggression to the frustration of human drives — especially the sex drive. Kevin MacDonald notes that: ...
Confederate History - Dispelling the Myths
2015-07-03 3:28
History books, the media, the school systems, etc abound in falsehoods and inaccuracies of Confederate and Southern history. This fact sheet will help to clarify and dispell some of these rampant inaccuracies. MYTH - The War of 1861 - 1865 was fought over slavery. FACT - Terribly untrue. The North fought the war over money. Plain ...
Gays Rights May Open Door for Pedophile Rights
2015-07-03 3:31
Democrats have attempted to normalize pedophilia as a sexual orientation. A recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage may soon allow pedophiles to argue they are suffering discrimination. ‚ÄúUsing the same tactics used by ‚Äėgay‚Äô rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexuals,‚ÄĚ writes Jack Minor ...
More News »