A gigantic stone structure has been spotted by researchers near the lake Sea of Galilee. The calculations of experts suggest that the structure might possibly be older than the Egyptian pyramids and the Stonehenge.
More than 5000 year old structure
Archaeologists are forever digging into our past, with keen interest to identifying ancient civilisations and structures attributed to the latter. One such edifice made of stone has recently been discovered by a team of researchers near the Sea of Galilee, which is a lake fed by Jordan river. According to experts, the stone structure might be of the Biblical era: between 3050 B.C and 2650 B.C. The stone might very well be older than the Egyptian pyramids and the Stonehenge.
Similar discoveries in the past
That region of the Earth is not unfamiliar to this type of discoveries. Other structures made of rock have been found in the vicinity of the newly-discovered one – all vestiges of peoples having tread on our planet in the distant past.
The massiveness of the structure
The structure is around 13 kilometers from the lake Sea of Galilee. It makes around 150 meters in length, 20 meters in width, and is of a height of 7 meters. It takes the shape of a crescent. The volume has been estimated to be around 14 000 cubic meters.
What could the stone structure have been?
Perhaps, it might have had a link to the Mesopotamian moon god, Sin: researchers suggested so based on the crescent shape.
It might also have been a landmark denoting the boundaries of the town Bet Yerah. According to some archaeologists, it could be what has remained of a city wall.
Others have theorised that the structure represented some kind of landmark having as purpose to symbolise power and rights over natural resources of the population: as a way to affirm property rights.
35 000 to 50 000 days to build the structure
It is perhaps difficult to believe that populations long gone thousands of years ago could have produced such massive building structures. The stone one has been estimated to have been built during a time period of around 35 000 to 50 000 days. Such a task would have also needed great manpower.
People perished but the structure remained
Past civilisations have attained such baffling headways that might make us question our own times: we are equipped with highly advanced technological devices to assist us, while those people achieved great feats in terms of architecture without our contemporary means. Modern buildings have perished, but these extremely old ones have stood the test of time, as if, transmitting some kind of message to us. The world has seen many great civilisations, but, in spite of their manpower and abilities, they have still left this world, leaving behind traces of their own civilisations – long-lasting inanimate structures attesting to the transience of life. The people possessing the property have been reduced to dust, while the stone structures that were probably the markings affirming their authority of the possessions in question stood high for centuries, waiting to be discovered.