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Megaliths Collection

History Archive - Megaliths Collection

Megaliths are large stones that have been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. The word megalithic describes structures made of such large stones without the use of mortar or concrete, representing periods of prehistory characterized by such constructions. For later periods, the word monolith, with an overlapping meaning, is more likely to be used.

The word megalith comes from the Ancient Greek megas, meaning great and lithos meaning stone. While megaliths have been found in all regions of the globe, the term was first used in reference to Stonehenge by Algernon Herbert in 1849. Not much is known about these mysterious creations with their origins, purpose and method of construction generally unknown. In fact with some megaliths such as at Baalbek, there is not even modern equipment available to move these stones.

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Image Name
Walls at Praeneste [II]
Pointed Gates in an Ancient City Missalongi
Segundo Viage - Lamina 48
Pointed Cyclopian Gate at Segni
Ruins of Iolchos in Thessaly
Walls at Vitriano near Tivoli
Interior of the Great Cyclopian Gate of the Citadel of Alatri
Segundo Viage - Lamina 9
Segundo Viage - Lamina 53
Segundo Viage - Lamina 33
Segundo Viage - Lamina 34
General View of Kabah
Ruins of Echinos in Thessaly
Segundo Viage - Lamina 32
A Cyclopian Gate at Segni
Idol at Copan
Segundo Viage - Lamina 56
Segundo Viage - Lamina 35
Plain of Argos [II]
Tercer Viage - Lamina 6
Tercer Viage - Lamina 47
Segundo Viage - Lamina 36
Exterior view of the Porta San Pietro at Alatri
Segundo Viage - Lamina 43
Walls at Praeneste [I]
Tercer Viage - Lamina 11
Tercer Viage - Lamina 7
Segundo Viage - Lamina 51
Teocallis at Chichen-Itza
Tercer Viage - Lamina 5
Theatre at Thoricos
Tercer Viage - Lamina 25
Tercer Viage - Lamina 21
Acropolis of Amphissa
Porta Sanguinaria at Ferentinum
Ruins of Panopoeius
Primer Viage - Lamina 9
Book Display III
Segundo Viage - Lamina 31
Gulf and Plain of Messenia
Segundo Viage - Lamina 16
Projecting Wall at Chaeroneia
Bajo-Relievo de la Piramide de Xochicalco
Segundo Viage - Lamina 10
Walls at Revilacoila near Frascatl
View at Delphi
Tercer Viage - Lamina 35
Remains of a Temple near Terracina
The Same Sepulchre with the Plain and Gulf of Krissa
Exterior View of the Great Gate and Walls of Messene
Segundo Viage - Lamina 49
Another Gate at Alatrium
General View of the Pointed Gates
Segundo Viage
Primer Viage - Lamina 5
One of the Towers of Tithoraia
Gate in the Acropolis of Pharsalia
Tercer Viage - Lamina 48
Ancient Gate of Methana
Ruins of an Ancient City near Mesaloggion in Aetolia [III]
Primer Viage - Lamina 6
A Tower at Thorikos
Walls at Setium [I]
Ruins of Clitor in Arcadia
Segundo Viage - Lamina 57
Tercer Viage - Lamina 39
Primer Viage - Lamina 14
Aztec Calendar Wheel
Tercer Viage
Remains of a Temple at Signia
Assorted Idols and Ornaments
Back Cover
Tercer Viage - Lamina 40
Gate at Arpino
Aqueduct Three Miles From Terracina Towards Rome
Primer Viage - Lamina 13
Exterior View of the Treasury of Atreus
Castle at Tuloom
Tercer Viage - Lamina 4
Great Gate at Norba
Segundo Viage - Lamina 3
Small Gate of the Acropolis Mycenae
Primer Viage - Lamina 15
Walls at Ferentinum
A Gate at Norba
Another Gate at Signia
Primer Viage - Lamina 4
Segundo Viage - Lamina 38
Tercer Viage - Lamina 9
Front Cover
Principal Court of the Palace at Palenque
Title Page
Tercer Viage - Lamina 38
Segundo Viage - Lamina 20
Ruins of the Gymnasium of Ptolemy at Athens
Segundo Viage - Lamina 21


Map Name
Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America - Outline Map of Central America (1844)


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