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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
Ruins of Thisbe Boeotia
Temple at Tuloom
Exterior of the Great Cyclopian Gate at Norba
View of Orchomenos in Arcadia
Segundo Viage - Lamina 45
Tercer Viage - Lamina 10
Front Cover
Segundo Viage - Lamina 14
Porta Saracenica at Signia
Exterior View of the Great Gate of Messene
Exterior view of the Porta San Pietro at Alatri
Another Gate at Ferentinum
Tercer Viage - Lamina 27
Tercer Viage - Lamina 41
Segundo Viage - Lamina 11
Back of a Broken Idol at Copan
Segundo Viage - Lamina 30
General View of Tiryns And the Plain of Argos [II]
Segundo Viage - Lamina 46
Little Pointed Gate at Thoricos
Segundo Viage - Lamina 7
Pointed Cyclopian Gate at Segni
Segundo Viage - Lamina 21
View of an Ancient Tomb near the Scite of Bovilloe
Segundo Viage - Lamina 10
Ancient Sepulchre near Cortona
Ruins of Lilai
Segundo Viage - Lamina 55
Gateway of the Great Teocallis, Uxmal
Assorted Idols and Ornaments
Ruins of an Ancient City near Mesaloggion in Aetolia [II]
Walls at Colonocelli near Trivoli
Walls at Setium [I]
Segundo Viage - Lamina 35
Acropolis of Mycenae
One of the Towers of Tithoraia
Segundo Viage - Lamina 24
Ruins of Tithoraia in Phocis
Pyramidal Building and Fragments of Sculpture at Copan
Segundo Viage - Lamina 22
Tercer Viage - Lamina 3
Principal Court of the Palace at Palenque
Lake of Albano (1st View)
Ancient Walls and Modern Gate at Terracina
Templo Antiguo de los Totonacos en Tusapan
Ruins of Lilaia in Phocis
Acropolis of Daulia
Tercer Viage - Lamina 18
Wheel and Idols
Segundo Viage - Lamina 34
Segundo Viage - Lamina 13
Segundo Viage - Lamina 51
Gate of the Acropolis of Orchomenos
View from the summit of Monte Cavo
Tercer Viage - Lamina 11
Tercer Viage - Lamina 23
Ruins of Haliartus in Boeotia
Tercer Viage - Lamina 32
Tercer Viage - Lamina 14
Great Gate at Alatrium
Walls at Galaxidi Ancient Oianthe in Ozolaia Locris
Ruins Plate A
A view of Rome from Monte Mario
Tercer Viage - Lamina 38
General View of the Pointed Gates
Interior of Porta Saracenica
Porta Sanguinaria at Ferentinum
Ancient Tomb in the Garden at Pallazuola
Title Page
Ruins of Clitor in Arcadia
Tercer Viage - Lamina 20
Ruins of Echinos in Thessaly
Tercer Viage - Lamina 21
Primer Viage - Lamina 12
Plain of Argos [II]
Ruins of an Ancient City in Doris
Plain of Argos [I]
Tercer Viage - Lamina 40
Walls at Setium [II]
Town of Salona and Ruins of amphissa the Ancient Capital of Ozolaia Locris
Primer Viage - Lamina 15
Primer Viage - Lamina 16
Segundo Viage - Lamina 9
Segundo Viage - Lamina 31
Walls of Tiryns
Ruins at Proeneste
Idol
Theatre at Thoricos
Walls of Terracina [II]
Tercer Viage - Lamina 46
Primer Viage - Lamina 3
Walls and Tower in the Acropolis of Orchomenos
Front Cover
Ruins at the Peiraieus
General view of the Scite of the ancient City of Norba
Figuras de Piedra y de Barro del Tiempo de los Indios Antiguos

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

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