Mysterious Structure Discovered At Bottom Of Sea Of Galilee

Mysterious Structure Discovered At Bottom Of Sea Of GalileeA 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.

‘Built on dry land’

Scientists first made the discovery by accident in 2003 using sonar to survey the bottom of the lake but published their findings only recently. The structure is comprised of basalt rocks, arranged in the shape of a cone. It measures 230 feet (70 meters) at the base of the structure, is 32 feet (10 meters) tall, and weighs an estimated 60,000 tons. It is twice the size of the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge in England.

Its size and location, says Shmuel Marco, a geophysicist from Tel Aviv University who worked on the project and who also took video of the structure during a scuba dive to examine it, indicated it could have been constructed underwater as a type of fish nursery. However archaeologists think it more likely it was built on dry land and later submerged by the lake.


‘Even more enigmatic’

The exact age of the structure has been difficult to pinpoint, but calculations based on the six to ten feet (two to three meters) of sand that have accumulated over the bottom of the base — sand accumulates an average of one to four millimeters per year — as well as comparisons to other structures in the region, put the estimate anywhere between 2,000 and 12,000 years old. The possible purpose of the structure is even more enigmatic.

Dani Nadel, an archeologist from the University of Haifa, who partnered on the site, and who has led several prehistoric excavations in the region, notes it shares similarities with communal burial sites, though he’s quick to discourage anyone from drawing a definitive conclusion.

What do you think could have been the purpose of this mysterious ancient structure? Feel free to share your own speculations with us!

Source: Daisy Carrington, CNN

Image: News.com.au

U.K. Police Dog Files Hilarious Witness Statement For Court Case

U.K. Police Dog Files Hilarious Witness Statement For Court CaseWhen members of the Crown Prosecution Service in West Midlands, England (responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in England and Wales), asked the police department for a statement from a witness named PC Peach, they were told that would be difficult because Peach, while intelligent, was actually PD Peach—and “PD” stands for “police dog.”

‘He tasty’

But the CPS continued to insist on hearing from “the witness.” So, one of Peach’s handlers wrote a statement in the character of the dog. The statement reads:

“I chase him. I bite him. Bad man. He tasty. Good boy. Good boy Peach.” It was then “signed” with a large black paw print.

Peach 1, CPS 0.

‘Not amused by the prank’

Members of the CPS, however, were apparently not amused by the prank. The U.K.’s Telegraph reports that after a photo of Peach’s statement was posted to various social networks, the CPS complained to the police chief that they were being mocked.

Who do you think is at fault here — the police dog handler, England’s Crown Prosecution Service, or PD Peach himself? Do you think this “witness statement” could get the U.K. police into trouble or could everybody just laugh it all off? After all, they DID insist on hearing from “the witness.” Feel free to share your insights regarding this unique court situation!

Source: Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News

Image: Correio