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An interesting discovery was made on a vacant lot in the Golan Heights, a plateau nestled on the border between the countries of Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.
It's about a prehistoric stone monument which had gone unnoticed until now and could shed a lot of information about the civilization that built it, something that is currently being worked on.
After Israel captured the territory from its neighbor Syria in the 1967 war, archaeologists began to work the terrain and after surveying the entire area from planes, they came to discover a pattern of concentric stone circles, something that was invisible from the ground.
After that discovery, excavations began and it was discovered that this is one of the largest and oldest structures in this entire region. This structure was known long ago as Rujm el-Hiri in Arabic and it has five concentric circles where the largest of them is 152 meters wide and has a huge burial chamber in the center. On the other hand, the Hebrew name for this place is Gilgal Refaim (Wheel of the Giants) and refers to an ancient race of giants that was mentioned in the Bible.
After some first preliminary studies, this structure could be up to 5,000 years old, turning it into a kind of Stonehenge of the Middle East, although in this case there are no stones with lintel on top. These are piles of thousands of smaller basalt rocks, which would weigh approximately 40,000 tons all together.
As stated Uri Berger, an expert on everything related to megalithic tombs within the Israel Antiquities Authority, “It is a truly enigmatic place and although we have some information, we still have a long way to go. Scientists who have studied it are surprised and it is not surprising that different hypotheses are created about this place, although there is still much to study”.
At the moment it is not known who built it and it is said that could have been a nomadic civilization who settled in this area but would have needed a lot of help to be able to erect this impressive monument.
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