The Discovery Of Gebel Gol-Bahar

The Discovery Of Gebel Gol-Bahar

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The Underwater temples   

Ĝebel Ĝol-Bahar 


The discovery 


Qctober 31, 1999 – il Mument a government newspaper publIshes on front page artide discovoery. 


UNIQIJE DISCOVERY IN THE MALTESE SEAS – Discovery of Structures that resernble rnegalithic temples in Maltese waters. 


Structures that resemble megalithic temples have been discovered on the seabed in Maltese waters. These are currently being studied to establish as this discovery has been considered to be of great archaeological importance. 


Effectively, the discovery was made on the 13th of July 1999 at 10 a.m.  
In the zone where the underwater structures have been found, it seems 
there are also some form of Cart ruts and wells which resemble those found around on the island. 


Malta, a rocky island situated in the Mediterranean between the tip of Italy and the coast of Africa had posed an archaeological enigma since the unearthing, earlier the passed century, of a series of megalithic structures older than any otherin Europe and elsewhere in the world. According to some studies the »temples« may be as old as 3500 B.C is said.  

Description of Underwater Discovery 


Description of Underwater Discovery Excerpt of the bird-view photograph, which shows the under water ridge off coast of Sliema, I had received from J. S. Ellul with kindly authorization.
There are to be seen boulders of 6 metre in length. This no Cart Ruts! Photo: Shaun Arrigo



The honourable Doctor Hubert Zeitlmair explained that these structures are »three« stone circles units. Also, he revealed that the stone-circles sits on an underwater plateau about 900 x 500 meters long. The highest point of the plateau is exactly 19 meters below sea level that seems to be man made. The basic diameter of this top of the plateau a sort of platform is about a quarter of a sea mile. 

With them are other fallen and broken constructure remains which are long and rectangular. The highest walls which are still erected were found in depth at approximately  20 meters below sea level, around 2 km off the North-East coast of Malta. 

Dr. Zeitlmair also said that these structures are full of vegetation, however it can clearly be seen from the photos and film footage that the structure itself shows the same characteristics as the others which  found around on the island. The discovery of these structures will have diverse archaeological interpretations and the first implications are that this could be compared with the temples of Hagar Qim, Mnajdra, Ggantija and the Hypogeum. 
This archaeological discovery has also brought about the discussion 

amongst archaeologists regarding the period in which they were built. Prof. Zeitlmair sustains that these structures were built at leasst 51.840 years earlier than the megalithic temples in Malta is said for and the questions that he is trying to answer are;  


Who built these structures?,  

When did they build them and for what purpose? 


The basic diameter of the interior rooms are 9 – 11 meters and some of the highest walls that are still standing are 6 – 10 meters high. There is an avenue that goes up the center of the structure, crossing the kidney-like formed rooms indicating an orientation to an easterly direction, which would coincide with the rising sun (equinoxes and the winter solstices).  

The main difference is — this structure is underwater. 

 Destroyed by the worldwide known Flood ?? 

For thousands of years these underwater structures have been untouched by the hand of man. The temples are still in the condition of the time when it was destroyed.  

Foundation for the huge stone blocks equates those of the temples on dry land Photo: Shaun Arrigo


Building intricate megalithic structures is not thought to be the work of primitive grunting cave inhabitants or hunters and collectors. Instead, the megalithic temple clock / calendar shows that great master architects were on earth building monuments at a time when the sea was much lower. The construction of the structure indicates knowledge of astronomy, engineering and architecture at a much higher level than inhabitants of that time period have so far been given credit for. 

The finding of these stone circles (temples) suggests a need to reexamine the construction period of megalithic structures. This discovery could change the dating from these megalithic structures from Neolithic (New Stone Age) into into Paleolithic (Old Stone Age). The stone circle-location indicates that they were built during a time when the Mediterranean was not a Sea at all The current theories suggest that the oceans were about 175-225 meters lower during the last Ice Age. Some theories also suggest that the Mediterranean Sea was only a series of two deep bays during the last Ice Age. The last Ice Age, after building up for around 200.000 years, appears to have ended abruptly around 10.000  – 12.000 years ago. The massive amounts of ice melting associated with other climatic events resulted in tidal waves and in consequence flooding of coastal regions and an overall ascending sea level. 

Orthostate 6 metre in length. &. Orthostate and wall top boulders. Photos: Shaun Arrigo

The current understanding of the transition from Paleolithic that lasted for hundreds of thousands of years to the Mesolithic (approx 11.000 B.C. which lasted to about 7.000 B.C.) into the Neolithic has led to dating the over-ground stone circles (temples) on Malta to about 3500 B.C. Various geologic studies of sea levels also suggest flooding incidents (especially the Mediterranean and the Black Sea), at these later dates. 

  Who walked the earth at that time and had both knowledge and expertise to build these types of structures?  

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