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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
Walls at Colonocelli near Trivoli
Walls of Tiryns
General view of the Town of Cora
Tercer Viage - Lamina 14
Tercer Viage - Lamina 5
An Ancient Gate of the Ruined City near Mesaloggion
Gateway of the Great Teocallis, Uxmal
Exterior View of the Great Gate and Walls of Messene
Porta Saracenica at Signia
Segundo Viage - Lamina 59
Segundo Viage - Lamina 10
Subterraneous Gate at Norba
Ruins of Panopoeius
Segundo Viage - Lamina 8
Segundo Viage - Lamina 51
Segundo Viage - Lamina 23
The Same Sepulchre with the Plain and Gulf of Krissa
Tercer Viage - Lamina 42
Primer Viage - Lamina 2
Bridge at Cora
Interior del Templo A II, Plan de las Ruinas de la Quemada
Front Cover
Primer Viage - Lamina 5
Segundo Viage - Lamina 5
Walls at Revilacoila near Frascatl
Tercer Viage - Lamina 13
Small Theatre in the Same Ancient City
Primer Viage - Lamina 17
Lake of Albano (1st View)
Another Gate at Alatrium
Remains of the Temple of Hercules at Cora
Town of Salona and Ruins of amphissa the Ancient Capital of Ozolaia Locris
Ornament Over the Principal Doorway, Casa Del Gobernador, Uxmal
Ruins of an Ancient City near Mesaloggion in Aetolia [I]
Segundo Viage - Lamina 22
Plain of Trachyma and Ruins of an Ancient City On Mt Oeta
Primer Viage - Lamina 1
Broken Idol at Copan
Segundo Viage - Lamina 39
Pointed Gates in an Ancient City Missalongi
Interior of the Principal Building at Kabah
Segundo Viage - Lamina 2
Segundo Viage - Lamina 26
Remains of a Temple at Signia
General view of the Scite of the ancient City of Norba
Walls at the Villa of Cassius near Tivoli
Walls at Setium [II]
Gate at Agia Euphemia in Ozolaia Locris
Great Gate at Alatrium
Plain of Argos [II]
Exterior view of the Porta San Pietro at Alatri
Acropolis of Daulia
Primer Viage - Lamina 15
Gate of the Lions
Plain of Thorikos Attica
Assorted Idols and Ornaments
Primer Viage - Lamina 4
General View of Las Monjas at Uxmal
Restauracion de la Piramide de Xochicalco
Lykosura
Doric Building at Thoricos
Figuras de Piedra y de Barro del Tiempo de los Indios Antiguos
Acropolis of Pharsalia in Thessaly
Segundo Viage - Lamina 54
Another Gate at Signia
Segundo Viage - Lamina 44
Segundo Viage - Lamina 55
Segundo Viage - Lamina 9
Ruins at Proeneste
Tercer Viage - Lamina 6
Walls of Circaei
Tercer Viage - Lamina 48
View from the summit of Monte Cavo
Plain of Argos [I]
Walls of Terracina [II]
Segundo Viage - Lamina 12
Vista General de las Ruinas de la Quemada
View at Delphi
Tercer Viage - Lamina 45
Tercer Viage - Lamina 1
Tercer Viage - Lamina 10
One of the Towers of Tithoraia
Walls at Vitriano near Tivoli
Las Monjas, Chichen-Itza
A Cyclopian Gate at Segni
The Pynx at Athens
Gateway at Labnah
Tercer Viage - Lamina 46
Segundo Viage - Lamina 40
View of an Ancient Tomb near the Scite of Bovilloe
Acropolis of Signia
Tercer Viage - Lamina 22
Emissary of the Lake of Nemi
Tercer Viage - Lamina 28
Primer Viage - Lamina 12
Ruins Plate A

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

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