Underwater monument in Israel
TEL AVIVA team of researchers from Tel Aviv University discovered an underwater monument in the Sea of Galilee that they believe may have been a Bronze Age burial site, Times of Israel reported June 11.
The cone-shaped structure is approximately 1.8-3.04 meters and weighs about 60,000 tons, according to a press release from the American Friends of Tel Aviv University.
Archaeologist Yitzhak Paz believes that the structure is some 6,000 years old, dating it to the early Bronze Age. According to Paz, the monument resembles ancient European burial sites and may have been connected to Beit Yerah, which was a major settlement during the early Bronze Age, approximately 1.2 kilometers south of where the monument was found.