5,000-year-old monument found in Israel

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5,000 Year Old Monument Found in Israel

An Israeli researcher has discovered a large monument that may be older than the Egyptian pyramids.

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Located eight miles northwest of Israeli's Sea of Galilee, near the town of Safed (Tsfat). It was discovered by archaeologist Ido Wachtel from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

This crescent-shaped structure is called the Jethro Cairn. A Cairn is a man-made stack of stones. The structure is massive, 492 feet long. That's longer than a football field.

It was once believed to be part of a city wall, but now scientists believe it may have been built to honor a god. The lunar crescent is the symbol of sin, the Mesopotamian god of the moon.

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