Porfirio Díaz standing next to the Aztec Sun Stone. The Aztec calendar stone, Mexica sun stone, Stone of the Sun (Spanish: Piedra del Sol), or Stone of the Five Eras, is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, on December 17, 1790. It was discovered while Mexico City Cathedral was being repaired. The stone is approximately 12 feet across and weighs approximately 24 tons.
Montana Megaliths ~ Towering dolmens, polygonal block granite walls and circular terraces rise above the forest floor. Stone art sculptures emerge from monoliths. Humongous carved blocks, some still standing upright, thrust up between the trees. Megalithic building structures extend over miles of high mountains and rolling hills in the wild places of Montana.
Located near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, the city of Tiwanaku (also spelled Tiahuanaco) was the capital of a powerful pre-Inca civilization that dominated the Andean region between 500 and 900 AD. The monumental remains of this great culture include several temples, a pyramid, symbolic gates, monoliths and mysterious carvings of alien-like faces. Arriving later, the Incas regarded Tiahuanaco as site of creation by their god Viracoca, who rose from the depths of Lake Titicaca.
Imagine diving into the darks of the ocean and suddenly seeing a colossal face emerge from the watery shadows, or a curious monolith with ancient text. That was the experience of archaeologists in 2001 in the Bay of Aboukir, who found a long lost Egyptian city incredibly preserved in its 1,200-year hiding place.
Hieroglyphs, detail from the Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, reign of Hatshepsut, ca. 1478–1458 BC. | The second biggest of all the ancient Egyptian obelisks. Made of one single piece of granite, it has a height approximately of 30 metres and its weight is approximately 350 tons. An inscription at its base indicates that the work of cutting the monolith out of the quarry required 7 months of labor. Karnak. Egypt.