Archaeologists have discovered a nine-millennia-old, twelve-meter, fifteen-ton monolith on the ocean floor of the Mediterranean Sea. The stone totem lies in two pieces in the Sicilian Channel between Tunisia and Sicily. It was cleaved from a rocky protuberance 300 meters away at a time when the Mediterranean Sea was a dry basin. Today, the monolith sits 40 meters under water.
Published in the September issue of Journal of Archaeological Science, the study posits the Monolith’s subaqueous existence began some 9350 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age. It was written by Zvi Ben-Avraham, from Tel Aviv University, and Emanuele Lodolo, from the National Institute of [...]