The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology reports of a submerged monumental structure underneath the sea of Galilee, Israel.


The mysterious rock pile is 10 metres high and 70 metres in diameter – about twice the diameter of Stonehenge. The basalt boulders weigh a total of about 60,000 tons.

Researchers believe the structure is a giant cairn, or rock pile that is often used to mark burials.

But its age and purpose are are not yet certain.

“The shape and composition of the submerged structure does not resemble any natural feature. We therefore conclude that it is a man-made and might be termed a cairn,” researchers wrote.

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 13th 2013

4 Responses to “Rock Mounds Found Beneath the Sea of Galilee”

  1. Lisl says:

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Cherie – what an amazing find. I hope that it can be investigated further one day

  2. james higham says:

    Highly interesting and glad you’ve run with this, Cherie. I was going to. Puzzllng, is it not?