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(Talking Points Memo)   Submerged structure beneath Sea of Galilee stumps archeologists. When asked for comment, Dr. Joba Abdullah Abdullah Gorenstein said, "We don't know for sure, but we think the Hebrews did this"   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 59
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2013-05-24 08:27:21 AM
Aw man, I hate water levels.

/always drowning
 
2013-05-24 08:29:13 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-24 08:33:22 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-24 08:44:44 AM
 Look closely. You can still make out some graffiti. It reads, "People called Romanes, they go, the house."
 
2013-05-24 08:51:18 AM
heahea.org

Always makes me laugh.
 
2013-05-24 09:05:52 AM
Those Congresscritters that went skinny dipping must have dropped something.
 
2013-05-24 09:27:09 AM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-05-24 09:28:13 AM
look I know pics might be hard to take but couldnt they give us a sketch?
 
2013-05-24 09:33:53 AM

quickdraw: look I know pics might be hard to take but couldnt they give us a sketch?


That's the problem!  All pictures taken come out blank and all sketches immediately burst into flames!!!!
 
2013-05-24 09:34:57 AM
That doctor's name sounds ethnic.  I bet he shops in the ethnic foods section at Bi-Lo.
 
2013-05-24 09:36:14 AM

quickdraw: look I know pics might be hard to take but couldnt they give us a sketch?


agreed. It's probably a submerged basalt or Sodium Chloride structure, perhaps in the shape of a woman.
 
2013-05-24 09:36:24 AM
This should be an under-water Tomb Raider game with Lara in a skimpy string bikini as the primary player character.

/Also Hot Coffee
 
2013-05-24 09:37:26 AM

quickdraw: look I know pics might be hard to take but couldnt they give us a sketch?


Like this?

bostondrunks.com
 
2013-05-24 09:37:28 AM
It's the launch pad Jesus' ship used to go back home.
 
2013-05-24 09:38:44 AM

jehovahs witness protection: It's the launch pad Jesus' ship used to go back home.


Don't you mean Lehi?
 
2013-05-24 09:39:16 AM
www.ship-of-fools.com
 
2013-05-24 09:39:20 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x549]


Thank you for my new wallpaper.
 
2013-05-24 09:39:26 AM
It's the collapsed scaffolding they used to make Jesus appear to walk on water.
 
2013-05-24 09:40:40 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-24 09:41:04 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x549]


Wake up, it's time to feed!


/Me first, me first, me first.
 
2013-05-24 09:44:02 AM
 
2013-05-24 09:44:32 AM
Thus putting an end to the idea that humans are causing global warming which is melting the ice caps which is causing the sea levels to rise.

/Blame the Joos, right?
 
2013-05-24 09:44:35 AM

phaseolus: [upload.wikimedia.org image 350x300]


I assume this is to demonstrate how they could work on it?
 
2013-05-24 09:45:06 AM
My expert armchair opinion is this:

Fishermen throw brush piles into lakes to attract fish. The ancient Hebrews throw this thing into the water to attract large schools of fish to make catching them with nets easier.
 
2013-05-24 09:46:17 AM
Headline is sexist.  It was probably the Shebrews:


HEBREWn.A male Jew, as distinguished from the Shebrew, an altogether superior creation.
--Ambrose Beirce, The Devil's Dictionary
 
2013-05-24 09:50:23 AM
 
2013-05-24 09:51:27 AM
The monumental structure, made of boulders and stones with a diameter of 70 meters (230 feet), emerged from a routine sonar scan in 2003.

You mean like a dump for ballast that's no longer needed as your cargo gets heavier?  Those kind of rocks in that kind of pile?
 
2013-05-24 09:52:51 AM
My guess is that it was an ancient city that was destroyed in a flood.

/I hear there was a lot of ass play in those days
//Sodomy
 
2013-05-24 09:56:20 AM

loonatic112358: phaseolus: [upload.wikimedia.org image 350x300]

I assume this is to demonstrate how they could work on it?



Yeah, that's a caisson.

I have no idea of archaeologists use caissons or not in real life, but it's the first thought I had... Fark being what it is, I expect we have an archaeologist or two hanging around. I hope one will pop into the thread and let me know if it's a good idea or not.
 
2013-05-24 09:56:20 AM
That's the worst name I've ever heard.
 
2013-05-24 09:58:38 AM
Am I the only one who thought of this?

www.robertdyas.co.uk
 
2013-05-24 10:02:43 AM

loonatic112358: phaseolus: [upload.wikimedia.org image 350x300]

I assume this is to demonstrate how they could work on it?


Probably how they should. How much would it cost to build an air tight dome, submerge it, fill it with air and work in it.
Solves the sediment problem, and needing diver training, plus when you are done, you dismantel the dome, and re-use it on your next underwater dig, so it can be re-used.
 
2013-05-24 10:03:03 AM
If there was only some kind of submersible water craft that we could theoretically attach a camera to. That would be awesome, I'll bet in the future that's how we explore things underwater.
 
2013-05-24 10:04:06 AM

blatz514: quickdraw: look I know pics might be hard to take but couldnt they give us a sketch?

Like this?

[bostondrunks.com image 320x240]


Do you have the original of that?
 
2013-05-24 10:05:32 AM
ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2013-05-24 10:13:17 AM
I like how the article indicates how difficult it is to find a trained scuba diver, and the limits they have for only being able to stay down part of the day.

Um yeah. Yet we manage to work on oil rigs all the time and my elderly uncle has a scuba license.
 
2013-05-24 10:20:55 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Thus putting an end to the idea that humans are causing global warming which is melting the ice caps which is causing the sea levels to rise.


Nope.
 
2013-05-24 10:23:54 AM
 
2013-05-24 10:26:12 AM

Krikkitbot: Am I the only one who thought of this?

www.robertdyas.co.uk 
[www.robertdyas.co.uk image 500x500]

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

By the Eye of Thundera! Don't touch it!
 
2013-05-24 10:32:44 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: The monumental structure, made of boulders and stones with a diameter of 70 meters (230 feet), emerged from a routine sonar scan in 2003.

You mean like a dump for ballast that's no longer needed as your cargo gets heavier?  Those kind of rocks in that kind of pile?


Yeah, didn't Fark cover something like this just a few weeks ago? I had never heard of a ballast dump but the explanations in the previous thread seemed to make sense: Ships drop rocks to lower ballast weight. Rocks pile up at bottom of sea. Mystery solved.
 
2013-05-24 10:35:15 AM
Is it some sort of temple?
 
2013-05-24 10:36:37 AM
The cone-shaped structure is found at a depth of between three and 12 meters (nine and 40 feet) beneath the surface, about half a kilometer (1,600 feet) from the sea's southwestern shore. Its base is buried under sediment.

/ This seems like it will be impossible to get photos of or to even explore...
//  try a little harder ?
/// mega-lo-mart inflatable.. snorkle.. throwaway underwater camera..
 
2013-05-24 10:41:18 AM
Rerun. In the news at least a month ago, with pictures. Looks like the Mother Ship.
 
2013-05-24 10:41:37 AM
If only there were a renouned under water exploerer who would come to our aid in this great time of uncertainty.

ts3.mm.bing.net
 
2013-05-24 10:46:53 AM
I'm guessing it houses the spent nuclear fuel of an ancient civilization.
 
2013-05-24 10:49:06 AM
Go home ancient Hebrew civilization. You're drunk.
 
2013-05-24 10:51:31 AM

sjmcc13: loonatic112358: phaseolus: [upload.wikimedia.org image 350x300]

I assume this is to demonstrate how they could work on it?

Probably how they should. How much would it cost to build an air tight dome, submerge it, fill it with air and work in it.
Solves the sediment problem, and needing diver training, plus when you are done, you dismantel the dome, and re-use it on your next underwater dig, so it can be re-used.


I am an archaeologist, however I have not done any work on submerged sites. I will, however, say that it is unlikely that one would be employed, due to cost. In an area of the structure where it is relatively shallow, they would probably build a water tight and open circular structure...think ring of corrugated steel (probably use something a bit stronger), then pump all the water out. This method has been used on numerous occasions to work on submerged ships.
 
2013-05-24 10:52:25 AM

Confabulat: I like how the article indicates how difficult it is to find a trained scuba diver, and the limits they have for only being able to stay down part of the day.

Um yeah. Yet we manage to work on oil rigs all the time and my elderly uncle has a scuba license.


Those divers make serious cash.  I watched a documentary on welding and it showed divers replacing a section of submerged pipeline at several hundred feet.  They drop an inclosed structure over the pipeline, pump out the water, and the divers enter it like a diving bell and work for several hours at a time. Crazy dangerous.
 
2013-05-24 11:03:18 AM
LIke this:

img18.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-24 11:16:10 AM

Johnsnownw: LIke this:

[img18.imageshack.us image 779x502]



Cool, thanks. I thought at least one archaeologist would turn up...


Keeve: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: The monumental structure, made of boulders and stones with a diameter of 70 meters (230 feet), emerged from a routine sonar scan in 2003.

You mean like a dump for ballast that's no longer needed as your cargo gets heavier?  Those kind of rocks in that kind of pile?

Yeah, didn't Fark cover something like this just a few weeks ago? I had never heard of a ballast dump but the explanations in the previous thread seemed to make sense: Ships drop rocks to lower ballast weight. Rocks pile up at bottom of sea. Mystery solved.



If that's the case, it might be worth taking apart just to see what kind of trash was disposed of along with ballast rocks...
 
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