Monolith - Monumental Monoliths

Monumental Monoliths

See also: List of ancient architectural records, List of ancient monoliths, and List of largest monoliths in the world

A structure which has been excavated as a unit from a surrounding matrix or outcropping of rock.

  • Stone of the Pregnant Woman, Baalbek
  • Aztec calendar stone "Stone of the Sun"
  • Coyolxauhqui Stone another aztec monolith
  • Great Sphinx of Giza "The Egyptian Sphinx"
  • Stonehenge contains several
  • Ellora Caves - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Gomateswara or Lord Bahubali at Sravanabelagola, Karnataka
  • Runestones
  • Stone circle
  • Standing stones
  • Stelae
  • Obelisks - see this article for a list
  • Ogham Stone, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
  • Adam and Eve Stones, Avebury, Wiltshire, England
  • Manzanar National Historic Landmark, USA
  • Vijayanagara Empire#Architecture medieval South Indian carved examples
  • The Church of Saint George in Lalibela, Ethiopia, is one of a number of monolithic churches in Ethiopia

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