Mysterious Giant "Burial Mound" Discovered Under Sea of Galilee

Mysterious Giant “Burial Mound” Discovered Under Sea of Galilee

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A huge stone structure has been discovered under the Sea of Galilee in Israel, and Egyptian researchers are eager to figure out who put it there, how long ago, and why. Their first guess? It’s a giant burial mound over 4,000 years old.

The massive monument looks to be made up of “unhewn basalt cobbles and boulders” with an estimated weight of around 60,000 tons researchers told LiveScience. With a height of around 32 feet, and a diameter of over 200 feet, the object weighs more than modern battle cruisers and is bigger than Stonehenge.

“The boulders have natural faces with no signs of cutting or chiselling. Similarly, we did not find any sign of arrangement or walls that delineate this structure,” the researchers said in a journal. “The shape and composition of the submerged structure does not resemble any natural feature. We therefore conclude that it is man-made and might be termed a cairn.”

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Similar structures found around the world are usually created to mark burials, though they’re almost never built nearly this large, which begs the question.. what in the world could be buried there?

We may find out soon, as the researchers plan to appeal to the Israel Antiquities Authority, who have the capability to perform an excavation on the structure.

Here’s hoping they don’t awake the Old Ones while they’re at it.

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Coppertop
3 years 7 months ago

It could possibly just be leftover building material they wanted out of the way. It’s not like humanity has only recently considered bodies of water as giant garbage pits. Out of sight, out of mind.

Russ
3 years 7 months ago

Leftover building material would have signs of chiseling and cutting.

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