Pantelleria Vecchia Bank Monolith
From Kook Science
The Pantelleria Vecchia Bank Monolith is a twelve-metre long, fifteen-tonne stone of apparent Mesolithic human fabrication, speculated to have had use as "a lighthouse or an anchoring system." It was discovered forty-meters underwater in the Pantelleria Vecchia Bank of the Strait of Sicily, sixty kilometres south of Sicily, a region that was submerged sometime around 8000-7500 BC. The monolith is now broken into two parts and has three regular holes, two on the sides of the stone and a third passing through the stone from part to part.
- Lodolo, Emanuele; Ben-Avrahambc, Zvi (September 2015), "A Submerged Monolith in the Sicilian Channel (Central Mediterranean Sea): Evidence for Mesolithic Human Activity", Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 3: 398-407, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352409X15300535
- Griffiths, Sarah (10 August 2015), Underwater Stonehenge-style rock found in the Mediterranean Sea: Monolith may have served as a 'lighthouse' 10,000 years ago, dailymail.co.uk, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3192145/Underwater-Stonehenge-style-rock-Mediterranean-Sea-Monolith-served-lighthouse-10-000-years-ago.html