There’s a massive megalith located in Saudi Arabia called Al Naslaa. And while there may be countless megaliths spread across the world, this one is unlike any other structure.
It appears to have been cut in half with laser-like precision.
The massive piece of stone is located at the Tayma Oasis in Saudi Arabia and in addition to being split with mind-bending precision through the middle, it features curios symbols portrayed in ancient times on its surface.
Tayma, the region where the massive stone is located has been inhabited since the Bronze Age.
Furthermore, in 2010, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities announced the discovery of a rock near Tayma bearing an inscription of Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses III.
Interestingly, the oldest mention of the oasis city appears as “Tiamat” in Assyrian inscriptions and dates back to the 8th century BC.
A perfect, ‘rock-solid’ balance
The two halves of the stone have remained standing in place for centuries, and are somehow perfectly balances not being able to move, maintaining a nearly perfect symmetry.
For some experts, the standing stone of Al-Naslaa is a true mystery. 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 a 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.
Despite not being studied extensively, experts argue the megalith was made naturally. The rock has stood there in perfect harmony and balance for thousands of years, supported by two fragile-looking bases that have safeguarded the perfect distance between the two halves for millennia.
People who have visited the stone and seen it with their own eyes rarely come to the conclusion it was naturally made.
The megalith was rediscovered by Charles Huver in 1883, and since then, it has been a subject of debate among experts who have not been able to agree on a single explanation on how this massive, beautiful megalith came into existence.
Some argue supernatural powers were at play, some have even called out advanced ancient tech sued thousands of years ago as the culprit, but if you ask Unusual Places, they believe the laser-like cut came to be as “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…”
Whatever the explanation, the megalith of Al-Naslaa is one of my favorite monoliths on Earth.