Archaeologists claim that a range of mysterious man-made stones submerged beneath the surface of an European lake are 5,000 years old.
Local media reports that the so-called ‘Swiss Stonehenge’ sits 15feet down at the bottom of Lake Constance and is a Neolithic relic, with stones ranging in size up to around 100 inches wide.
The man-made piles of stones were found on the Swiss side of the lake, a 207-square-mile body of water on the borders of Switzerland, Germany and Austria.
Each stone was located at regular intervals running completely parallel to the Swiss shoreline.
A spokesman at the Archaeology Office of the Swiss Canton of Thurgau described the findings as ‘sensational’ after carrying out excavations of the lake bed.
A ship equipped with a digger with a 15-metre-long arm removed material alongside the stones to reveal them for study.
Analysis of how they were placed shows they were put down by humans and not by nature, archaeologists claim.
Using underwater georadar developed by the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, the team of scientists managed to study the lake’s sediment and stone deposits in search of the origin and purpose of the formations.
The Archaeology Office wrote: ‘With high-frequency electromagnetic pulses, the hidden layer of the lake bed in the vicinity of the stone structures was recorded.’
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