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Here Are 7 Images of Ancient Megaliths That Completely Defy Logic

Whoever said that our ancestors weren’t advanced enough?

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Yes, there are ancient structures built across the planet that truly defy reason and logic.

Most of these buildings have left us awestruck, leading us to question what our ancestors were actually capable of.

But just because there are things out there that we still have not been able to understand, it doesn’t necessarily mean that our ancestors were incapable of doing INCREDIBLE things.

In this article we take a look at some of the stranges and most fascinating ancient megaliths and perfectly shaped stones that have ever been found.

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The standing stone of Al-Naslaa

Who doesn’t love a mystery in the desert?

Located at the Tayma Oasis in Saudi Arabia there is a massive stone that appears as if it was cut in half with laser-like precision.

Ever since the rock was discovered, it has fueled a debate among experts, tourists and those who believe this massive piece of rock is evidence of supernatural ancient powers.

The stone and its petroglyphs are unique. But in addition to being one-of-a-kind, the symbols carefully etched on the stone’s surface elevate the meaning of this unique stone, which, according to experts, was not carved or split artificially.

The explanation for the perfect cut in the middle is that “the ground shifted slightly underneath one of the two supports and the rock split. Could be from a volcanic dike of some weaker mineral that solidified there before everything was exhumed. Or, it could be an old pressure crack (you see a parallel crack just to the right of it) that has been pushed/pulled apart some. Or, it could be an old (minor) fault line, since fault motion often creates a zone of weakened rock that erodes relatively easier than the surrounding rock…”

The Ancient Megalithic Wall of Arwad

The Island of Awwad is home to a massive, megalithic wall that was created thousands of years ago. The Cyclopean-style wall is home to a number of massive stones that weight several tons.

Image: The ancient wall once encompassed the entire Island. Notice the size of the blocks.
Image: The ancient wall once encompassed the entire Island. Notice the size of the blocks.

The wall, which is now several kilometers in length is believed to have encompassed the entire island in the past.

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The inhabitants of the island are mentioned in the early lists of Genesis (10:18), and Ezekiel (27:8,11).

Gobekli Tepe

Researchers have discovered large ceremonial complexes built sometime during the 9the millennium BC at a number of sites in modern-day Turkey.

The massive pillars at Göbekli Tepe. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The massive pillars at Göbekli Tepe. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Of them all, Gobekli Tepe is surely the most mysterious and fascinating.

Considered by many experts as the most ancient megalithic structure discovered to date, it remains unclear who exactly built this massive megalithic site.

There are an estimated 20 stone circles at Gobekli Tepe.

Only a few of them have been excavated. Inside the circles, massive stone pillars stand bearing an ancient message.

The site was mysteriously buried by its builders sometime in the distant past for reasons that remain unclear.

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is reasonably one of the most fascinating ancient sites on the American Continent.

Located at an altitude of 2,792 m (9,160 ft) above sea level in Peru, this ancient complex is home to a number of incredible megaliths that have baffled experts ever since their discovery.

Wall of the Six Monoliths at Ollantaytambo. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Wall of the Six Monoliths at Ollantaytambo. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Ollantaytambo is home to the ‘Wall of the Six Monoliths’, a massive structure composed of six massive stones.

Moai Statues

Easter Island located in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean is home to the remnants of a long lost civilization.

There, thousands of years ago, the island’s inhabitants erected nearly a thousand monumental statues called the Moai.

Ahu Tongariki. The second moai from the right has a pukao on its head. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Ahu Tongariki. The second moai from the right has a pukao on its head. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The production and transportation of the more than 900 statues are considered remarkable creative and physical feats.

 The tallest moai erected, called Paro, was almost 10 metres (33 ft) high and weighed 82 tonnes (90.4 short tons).

The heaviest moai erected was a shorter but squatter moai at Ahu Tongariki, weighing 86 tonnes.

Selinunte – Rovine Columns

Selinunte is an archeological site in Sicily in Italy home to a number of massive structures crafted in the distant past.

One of the best images showing the mind-boggling size of some of the stones at the site is the following image taken in the 1890s.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Stones at Baalbek

If there are massive stones that defy explanation than those are located at Baalbek, Lebanon.

There, sometime in the distant past, the ancient somehow managed to quarry and transport massive stone blocks that weigh in excess of 1,000 tons.

This image shows the so-called ‘Trilithon’, which is actually a series of three horizontally lying giant stones which form part of the podium of the Roman Jupiter temple of Baalbek.