Mysterious Giant “Burial Mound” Discovered Under Sea of Galilee


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.”


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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Greg Newkirk

Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird
Investigative filmmaker, professional monster chaser, and unapologetic mystery monger, Greg is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird. When he's not occupied by chasing down the world’s most iconic mysteries as one half of the investigative duo Planet Weird, he acts as the ‘weird travel’ expert and head of video production for Roadtrippers. You can catch Greg in the special 2-hour episode of Finding Bigfoot, premiering March 31 at 9PM PST.
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  1. Coppertop

    04/10/2013 at 11:38 AM

    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

      04/10/2013 at 7:37 PM

      Leftover building material would have signs of chiseling and cutting.

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