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Strange structure at bottom of Sea of Galilee

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/19/world/meast/israel-ancient-structure-mystery/index.html

A mysterious, circular structure, with a diameter greater than the length of a Boeing 747 jet, has been discovered submerged about 30 feet (9 meters) underneath the Sea of Galilee in Israel.

Scientists first made the discovery by accident in 2003 using sonar to survey the bottom of the lake but published their findings only recently.

"We just bumped into it," recalls Shmuel Marco, a geophysicist from Tel Aviv University who worked on the project. "Usually the bottom of the lake is quite smooth. We were surprised to find a large mound. Initially we didn't realize the importance of this but we consulted with a couple of archaeologists, and they said it looked like an unusually large Bronze Age statue."

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30 feet? I could snorkel most of the way there. Is the SoG murky?

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Obvious earthquake machine is obvious

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30 feet? I could snorkel most of the way there. Is the SoG murky?

I assume they meant 30 feet underground

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one would hope so or else I would really question why it took 10 years for anyone to mention it or to go check it out!!!!

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I assume they meant 30 feet underground

I could snorkel through 30 feet of dirt.

I'm a badass snorkeler.

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I assume they meant 30 feet underground

No.

The place where they found it is 10 meters deep or less. The structure looks to be a few meters high, so in reality it is only a few feet from the surface of the water.

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Then lets all grab a snorkel and go check it out!

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Bronze statue? Looks like a mound of dirt to me.

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hmmmm, found it in 2003, it's readily available to investigate being in only 30 feet of water, and they finally publish their "findings" 10 years later? color me unimpressed.

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whale poo

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whale poo

Which would bring up the next rare find........

A freshwater whale.

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