Easter Island Heads, Central America Pyramids: what do all of these have in common? They’re just a few of the mysterious megalithic structures that baffle us all.
A megalith is a structure made out of giant rock. It could
be a monument, statue, or some strange pattern consisting of giant
These structures aren’t just found in one area of the world. In
fact, they are found all across the globe. Every culture has an
architectural oddity in the form of giant rocks, often weighing around
1,000 tons each.
Stonehenge. This megalithic structure is found in the Salisbury
plains of England. These giant stones, which weigh at around 40 tons
each, are believed to have came from quarries far away.
·Egyptian’s great pyramid of Giza. This great pyramid truly lives up
to its name. It contains over two million stones weighing an average
of 2.5 stones each.
·Easter Island statues. This Polynesian Island is one of the most isolated places on Earth.
How, then, were the giant statues gathered and taken there? Each giant
stone has a rather strange face carved on it. We know that the statues
have been there for at least three centuries, due to reports from early
18th century Europeans who came across the Island.
·The Trilithon in Baalbek, Lebanon. This structure consists of three
very large stone blocks, weighing in around 800 - 1000 tons each!
These three giant rocks are known to be the largest “building” blocks
ever used by human kind!
·Carnac stones. This megalithic collection, located in the village of Carnac in Brittany, France, consists of a large number
of stones. An estimated 3,000 or so stones stands at this site—all in a
perfect straight line. No one is certain as to when they were built,
although it’s believed they’ve been standing there since at least 3,300
BC! They appear to have been built during the Neolithic period.
According to legend, though, Merlin the Magician turned a Roman legion into those stones.
There are many more megalithic structures found around the world. We
may never know how they were built, or who built them. Some believe
that they were built by aliens. Others believe that the ancients had
more advanced technology
than we realize. Could it have been the Atlanteans, or some other long
lost civilization, who had the knowledge and technology to build such
structures? Some would like to think so. In reality though, the
explanation is probably much more simple—our ancestors were probably
more intelligent and capable than we give them credit for.