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Post by Rockhopper on Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:17 pm

Discovered off the coast of Sicily.

A team of Israeli and Italian scientists has found an ancient Stonehenge-style monolith structure beneath the sea off the Sicilian coast. The researchers believe study of the recently discovered man-made structure will help understand the culture that created it.

The striking features of the monolith made researchers conclude that the structures were built by man almost 10,000 years ago. The monolith or stone block weighing 15 tons is broken into two parts and is nearly 3.2 feet long. Discovery News reports that the monolith, with three holes of similar diameter, has a regular shape.

The massive ancient structure was found 131 feet below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea. The place was once an island in the waters called the Pantelleria Vecchia bank, located 24 miles from Pantelleria, a volcanic island. According to the researchers, the island got submerged in the water during the retreat of the last ice age around 9,500 years ago.



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Post by Kaere on Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:27 pm

I find this really interesting, thanks Rockhopper.

I wonder how many other such sites are now under water, waiting for us to find them again.

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