50 Images of Ancient Megaliths And Perfectly Shaped Stones That Defy Logic


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It is not a mystery that thousands of years ago, ancient cultures around the globe had the ability to somehow move supermassive blocks of stone with extreme facility.

Despite lacking ‘modern tools’ to do so, it is a well-known historic fact that cultures had the ability to move rocks of up to 1,000 tons, and transport them from their quarries to their final resting places, in temples, pyramids, and other monuments.

And while we still can’t figure out the how, we continue searching our planet discovering incredible ancient sites that are the ultimate proof that we still don’t know everything about our ancestors.

In this article, I’ve gathered a number of images from different archaeological sites across the globe that show the sheer number of megaliths quarried and moved by mankind thousands of years ago.

In addition to the fact that they quarried and transported stones up to one thousand tons, the ancients were also very gifted designers and engineers.

Some stones, like those found at the Khafre Valley Temple in Egypt, feature incredibly precise cuts and stones put together in such a way that every stone fits perfectly to the next one.

The most amazing thing perhaps is the fact that all of this was achieved without the use of mortar.

And curiously, if we compare the images of temples in Egypt to images of monuments in Bolivia or Peru; like Puma Punku, Sacsayhuaman, or even Ollantaytambo, we will notice an incredible similarity between the stones in South America and those in Africa.

It is almost as if these cultures used the same technique, the same technology, and the same principles thousands of years ago.

The only question that remains is, what were these techniques? What was the technology they used?

Where is it now? And why have we not found any evidence of it despite tedious archaeological work?

So, ask yourself after seeing these images; Did the ancients achieve all of this using sticks and stones?

Or, is there a slight possibility that we still have not figured out everything about ancient civilizations that lived on Earth thousands of years ago, and that somewhere out there the final piece of the puzzle remains to be found?

The valley temple of Khafre
The valley temple of Khafre, on the bottom of the causeway from the Sphinx to the Great Pyramid. Check out the massive stones and their perfectly-polished surface. Image Credit: Shutterstock
The stones of the Valley Temple.
These mesmerizing engineering skills have allowed the mortar-free facing to remain in position for thousands of years after the temple was built. How did they achieve this type of precision, thousands of years ago? Image Credit: Keith Payne.
Another view of the stones at the Khafre Valley Temple
Khafre valley temple statue sockets. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Image of the interior of the Valley Temple in Egypt.
The interior of the temple features stones that appear as if they were ‘bent’ by the builders. Image Credit: Keith Payne.
A view of the stones at the Valley temple
Two composite images of the Valley Temple. Shutterstock
Temple of the Sun, Machu Picchu
An image of the Temple of the Sun, Machu Picchu, Peru. Notice the incredible details of this structure. Again, not a single sheet of can fit in-between the rocks.
Incan stonework
Incan stonework, Palace of Inca Roca, Cuzco, Peru. Another example of extreme precision. Not a single sheet of paper fits between the rocks. Some of them look as if they were ‘fused’ together.
Coricancha Peru Stonework
Features of the Coricancha Temple in Peru. Image Credit: Shutterstock
A compilation of images from the Coricancha temple.
Coricancha temple
Another incredible image of the Coricancha temple stones.
Polygonal masonry Inca brick
Polygonal masonry Inca brick at Coricancha. Image Credit: Shutterstock
The Stones at the Coricancha temple
The Stones at the Coricancha temple fit in perfectly like a Puzzle.
Coricancha temple stones
How did the ancients achieve such precision? Image Credit: Shutterstock
A stone at Puma Punku
This stone at Puma Punku features details that almost seem as if they were created using laser tools.
The Stones at Puma Punku
The Stones at Puma Punku are an incredible feat of ancient engineering.
H Blocks At Puma Punku
The famous H blocks at Puma Punku, Their purpose remains a mystery.
Another stone block at puma punku
Another perfectly-carved stone block at Puma Punku.
A set of stones at Puma Punku.
The purpose of the stones at Puma Punku remains a mystery.
One of the H Blocks at Puma Punku.
One of the H Blocks at Puma Punku.
Stones at Ollantaytambo.
The stones at Ollantaytambo appeared to be glued together. They fit perfectly like a puzzle. Image by: Barry Everett‎
Stones at Ollantaytambo
Ancient Perfection. Image by: Barry Everett‎
Stones at Ollantaytambo.
Stones at Ollantaytambo. Not only are the stones at Ollantaytambo, they appear to be fused. Image by: Barry Everett‎
Amazing stonework at Ollantaytambo
How did the ancients achieve this perfection? Image by: Barry Everett‎
Stones at Ollantaytambo.
Puzzle stones. Not a single piece of paper fits between the stones, Image by Barry Everett
Perfect stones at Ollantaytambo.
How on Earth did the ancient builders achieve this type of perfection without the use of modern technology? Image by: Barry Everett‎
Stones at Ollantaytambo
Some of the stones feature mysterious ‘knobs’. Image by: Eduardo Pi Peret Photography
These are some of the largest stones at Ollantaytambo. Image by: Barry Everett‎
These are some of the largest stones at Ollantaytambo. Image by: Barry Everett‎
Carved stones at Ollantaytambo.
How were these stones carved? Image by: marlandc.com
Stone arch at Ollantaytambo
Talk about PRECISION. Ollantaytambo. 
A closeup of the massive blocks of stone at Ollantaytambo. Image credit: Pinterest
A closeup of the massive blocks of stone at Ollantaytambo. Image credit: Pinterest
Stones at Ollantaytambo.
Image Credit: Woanderssein.com
Another striking image of the stones at Ollantaytambo.
Another striking image of the stones at Ollantaytambo. Image by: Barry Everett‎
Stones at Sacsayhuaman.
Incredible stones at Sacsayhuaman.
Sacsayhuaman
Sacsayhuaman: notice how well the ancients managed to place the structures. Such precision is incredible.
Walls of Sacsayhuaman
Walls of Sacsayhuaman
The construction of Sacsayhuamán remains a profound mystery for researchers who have failed to understand how ancient people managed to quarry, transport and place these megalithic stones.
The construction of Sacsayhuamán remains a profound mystery for researchers who have failed to understand how ancient people managed to quarry, transport and place these megalithic stones.
Comparison of stones between Inca and Pre Inca Masonry and Egypt
A perfect example of what we are trying to describe in this article. Image by Richard Cassaro.
Comparison between Inca and Egyptian Masonry
Another example by Richard Cassaro.
Comparison between Inca and Egyptian stone design
Notice the similarity between the stones. Image Credit: Richard Cassaro.
"the Inca´s face"
By rotating the image of Macchu Picchu we get a really nice feature. This is what the people in Cuzco call “the Inca´s face”. Maybe everything was built, carved and placed in its current position for a specific reason.
An old image of the Colossi of Memnon
In this image, you can see the side panel from one of the Colossi of Memnon, the last remaining structures from the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III, known as Kom el-Hetan. The image was taken around 1900.
An old image of the Ramesseum.
An old image of the Ramesseum. Experts have calculated that the Ramesseum had an approximate weight of 1,000 tons.
An old image of the megaliths at Baalbek in Lebanon.
One of the best images of the 1200-ton block of stone at Baalbek.
An image of the stones at Baalbek
The Stones at Baalbek are monstrously large.
An image of the massive Sarcophagi at the Serappeum of Saqqara.
An image of the massive Sarcophagi at the Serapeum of Saqqara.
The Sarcophagi at the Serapeum of Saqqara.
The Sarcophagi at the Serapeum of Saqqara.
The Sarcophagi at the Serapeum of Saqqara.
Smooth as glass stone boxes precisely cut weighing 100 tons, underground in the Serapeum, Saqqara
Massive Sarcophagi at the Serapeum of Saqqara
Not only are the sarcophagi massive, they are also perfectly polished.
The Osirion Temple
The Osirion Temple. Image Credit: Shutterstock

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Ivan

Ivan is editor-in-chief at ancient-code.com, he also writes for Universe Explorers. You may have seen him appear on the Discovery and History Channel.

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