A remarkable 11.88-meter-high rock was discovered in 2015 at a depth of 39 meters off the coast of Sicily. This construction resembles Stonehenge and has the potential to reshape history.
Off the coast of Sicily, a structure very similar to Stonehenge was discovered.
Stonehenge is at least 9,350 years old and can be discovered in the Mediterranean Sea. It weighs roughly 15 tons and is separated into two pieces, according to studies.
It features three regular holes of comparable diameter: one at the top that goes all the way through and two more on the sides. This proves that it is a man-made monolith.
Is there a Stonehenge beneath the sea?
The monolith was discovered by Emanuele Lodolo, an oceanographer at Italy’s National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics, and Zvi Ben-Avraham, of the University of Haifa and Tel Aviv.
“The monolith is formed of stones that are not found in any of the nearby outcrops, and it is completely isolated from them.”
According to radiocarbon dating, the stones that make up the structure are chalcirudites from the late Pleistocene period.
On the Bank of Panteleria Vecchia, a historic island in the Sicilian Channel, the structure was discovered. According to archaeologists, this island was flooded 9,300 years ago after a flood.
This period corresponds to the start of the Mesolithic period in Europe and the Middle East. The discovery of this monolith adds significantly to our understanding of the Mediterranean basin’s early civilizations, as well as its technology and evolution.
Cutting, extraction, transportation, and installation were all necessary for the project, which requires significant engineering abilities and procedures.
“The notion that our forefathers lacked the knowledge, talent, or technology required to exploit marine resources or undertake maritime expeditions must gradually be disproved.
The researchers found that “new submerged archeological findings have completely destroyed the concept of technical primitivism that is generally attributed to hunter-gatherer coastal inhabitants.”
The monolith as seen via radar.
Who constructed the monolith?
While the Sicilian monolith is strikingly comparable to Stonehenge, it may reveal more about the civilizations that once inhabited the Mediterranean region.
To date, it is unknown if the structure stood alone or was part of a larger group, such as the monument in England, which is much older.
Little or nothing is known about the people who lived in Pantalleria Vecchia 10,000 years ago. This construction, on the other hand, illustrates his ability to build.
Experts assume that this village traded with other islands for the fish it caught. The stone could have been used as a rudimentary “lighthouse” or possibly as a mooring or anchoring point for ships.
Although, given its size, it is difficult to believe it was utilized for that purpose. If that’s the case, the boats must be massive.