Archive for July 5th, 2005

‘Tombs of the Genii

Science, Sophistication of Ancestors | Posted by Chris Parker
Jul 05 2005

This drawing was published in William Corliss’ newsletter “Science Frontiers” (Sept. / Oct. 2000). The pictures illustrates the so called “… ‘Tombs of the Genii’, as they appeared circa 1876. These towering standing stones were – and perhaps still are – located on the Kora River in what was Soviet Turkestan, Siberia. When you learn of their sizes, you’ll realize that these lithic monsters must still be there…

The largest of these standing stones rises 75 feet above ground level and probably penetrates 12 feet below. Its weight is in the neighborhood of 3,800 tons! This is more than 10 times the weight of Er Grah, the largest standing stone in Brittany and more than twice the size of the massive Trilithon still languishing in its quarry at Baalbek, Lebanon. This latter stone is routinely claimed to be the largest dressed monolith in the world. It isn’t!”