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Researchers find underwater monument in Sea of Galilee
Cone-shaped structure was apparently built on dry land some 6,000 years ago, resembles early European burial sites
A 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.
The cone-shaped structure is approximately 39 feet high and 230 feet across and weighs about 60,000 tons, according to a press release from the American Friends of Tel Aviv University. The researchers published documentation of their find in the March 2013 edition of the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology.