Monumental MonolithsSee 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
- Stone circle
- Standing stones
- 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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