5,000-year-old monument found in Israel

5,000 Year Old Monument Found in Israel
5,000 Year Old Monument Found in Israel

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

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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