Mysterious Civilization: Google Earth discovers ancient stone gates in Saudi Arabia
New Delhi : In a study conducted via Google Earth, ancient giant stone gates have been discovered in the Saudi Arabia, hinting towards remains of a mysterious civilization. Most of the area is covered in desert but the latest discovery hints that it could be a home to various archeological sites in the past.
The spotted stone gates on the Google Earth image remain mysterious as the found 400 stone gates are not documented anywhere.
David Kennedy, the researcher at the University of Western Australia said that these stone structures will not be visible at the ground level, but once we move up a few hundred feets, these stone gates stand out beautifully lined up. He added that the gates will be visible in satellite images too.
"I refer to them as Gates because when you view them from above they look like a simple field gate lying flat, two upright posts on the sides, connected by one or more long bars," said Kennedy.
Keneddy also adds that the place remains mysterious as it is very likely that the place was built for not residing purpose and it is also not a cemetery where dead bodies of animals or humans were disposed.
Purpose behind the construction of these stone gates remains mystery. Researchers believe that these structures were built around 2000 to 9000 years ago.
The findings of Kennedy will be published in the next month issue of Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy.