Megaliths

 

 

The word ‘megalith’ is from the Greek, meaning ‘large stone’. Usually, the word indicates large, undressed stones in prehistoric structures. On this page, however, I take a somewhat broader perspective, including ancient monuments of dressed stones, such as pyramids and obelisks.

 

 

United Kingdom 1992-2002
The world’s most famous megaliths are Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England. Many of us are familiar with the annual news clips, showing thousands of modern druids in white robes, communing at Stonehenge each summer solstice. They claim a common law right to celebrate here the rites that their priesthood practiced for many centuries. This claim may well be true, but it is less well known that by the time the first Celtic druids arrived in England, Stonehenge had been in use for thousands of years and then had already been abandoned for centuries. The druids may have adopted it, but they had no more idea than we do today, who built it or why. – Stonehenge really consists of two structures: a stone circle and a henge. A henge is simply a ring-shaped ditch. At Stonehenge, 80 magnetic bluestones, dragged all the way from the Preseli Mountains in Wales, c. 300 kilometres away, were placed in two concentric circles inside the ditch. Such structures show links with electro-magnetic energies and increased crop production. Read about this fascinating theory elsewhere on this website, see: Books – Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty: Understanding the Lost Technology of the Ancient Megalith-Builders. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015
Sverige 2015
 Sverige 2015
Ales Stenar, a monument from the Bronze Age, comprising c. 60 megaliths, erected to form a huge ‘ship’, c. 80 metres long and 20 metres wide. – Kåseberga, Skåne, Sweden. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Irland 1987-99 
Ancient standing stones in a rocky area, named The Burren, near Glencolumcille, Ireland. In the background stone fences and grazing cattle. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 1999-2005
Bornholm 2008
Scandinavians converted to Christianity c. 900-1000. These two runic stones in front of the ruins of former Østermarie Church, Bornholm, Denmark, are from the Viking Age. A cross is engraved into the one to the left, while the other is adorned with runes, which translate as follows: ‘Bjarne and Tue and Asgot erected this stone to commemorate their brother Sibbe. Christ help his soul’. On the rear side of this stone, a large flower is engraved (bottom picture). (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydlige Afrika 1996-97
Sydlige Afrika 1996-97
Construction of Great Zimbabwe, capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe, took place between the 11th and 15th Centuries A.D. It is believed that this stone city, which covers an area of 7.2 square kilometres, was the residence of a local king. At its peak, it would have housed about 18,000 inhabitants. The upper picture shows a watchtower in the wall, surrounding the ‘Great Enclosure’, the lower one the ‘Hill Ruins’. The bird circling above the ruins is a white-necked raven (Corvus albicollis). (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015
Runes, engraved as a serpent-like figure, on a stone slab, near Segerstad, Öland, Sweden. The text translates as follows: ‘Ingjald and Näv and Sven erected this stone to commemorate their father, Rodmar’. Näv is a nickname, meaning ‘the one with the nose’ – the person in question probably had a big nose! (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Egypten 1999
The toppled obelisk of Queen Hatsepsut, with engravings, e.g. the god Horus, depicted as a falcon, wearing the double crown, symbolizing the united Egyptian kingdoms. – Great Temple of Amun, Karnak, Luxor, Egypt. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 2008
Iron Age standing stones, Listed, Bornholm, Denmark, called ‘Sacred Woman and her ten Children’. According to a local legend, the Sacred Woman turned her children into stones, to avoid them being killed. – In former days, in the evening, it was a custom to respectfully greet the Sacred Woman and her ten Children, otherwise you might have bad luck. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Everest 2010 
This rock near Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, eastern Nepal, is covered in chiseled Buddhist mantras. Such decorated rocks or stone slabs are called mani stones. The most common mantra is ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’, which loosely translates as ‘Hail Jewel in the Lotus Flower’ – a symbol of the Buddha. – Read more about mani stones and Buddhism on this website, see Religion: Buddhism. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Norden 1992-98
Limestone monoliths, erected during the Iron Age, Karums Alvar, Öland, Sweden. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Fyn 1967-2004 
Hesselbjerg Langdysse, a longbarrow from the Stone Age (c. 3500 B.C.), Langeland, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 1977-96
On Marevadstenen, a runic stone from c. 1100, the runes are carved to form a serpent. The text translates as follows: ‘Aulakr erected this stone to commemorate his father Sasur, a good farmer. God and Saint Michael help his soul’. – Hasle Church, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015 
Kungsstenarne (‘The King’s Stones’), a burial site from the Iron Age (c. 500 A.D.), Ottenby, Öland, Sweden. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guatemala 1998
These Mayan ruins at Tikal, Guatemala, are the so-called Great Jaguar’s Temple, or Queen’s Temple (left), and Temple II, or King’s Temple. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA 2012a 
The Sacificial Stone outside the Oracle Chamber at ‘America’s Stonehenge’, a complex of Native American rock chambers and standing stones. – Mystery Hill, New Hampshire, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

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Egypten 1999
The Giza Pyramids, Egypt, built by (from right) Pharaoh Khufu, called Cheops by the Greeks (ruled 2589-2566 B.C.); Pharaoh Khafre, called Chefren by the Greeks (ruled 2558-2532 B.C.); and Pharaoh Menkaure, called Mycerinus by the Greeks (ruled 2532-2503 B.C.). – The bottom picture shows a close-up of the Khufu Pyramid, the largest man-made structure in the world for 3,000 years, until the Great Wall of China was constructed. The person indicates the grand scale of the structure. Its height is 137 metres, and its perimeter is more than one kilometre. – These huge structures are usually labeled as tombs, but a far more interesting theory can be read elsewhere on this website, see: Books – Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty: Understanding the Lost Technology of the Ancient Megalith-Builders. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 1999-2005 
Christian cross, carved into a runic stone from the Viking Age, Vestermarie Church, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Irland 1987-99
Entrance to a reconstructed passage tomb, Dún Fhearghusa (Newgrange), erected between c. 3300 and 2900 B.C., Ireland. On the large stone are engravings, e.g. spirals. Through the opening above the large stone, at Summer Solstice, sunlight penetrates into the inner chamber. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015 
The text on this Viking Age runic stone at Bjärby, Öland, Sweden, translates as follows: ‘Härfrid and Vidbjörn erected this stone to commemorate Fastulv, their father. Siglaug erected (it) to commemorate her husband. He is buried inside the church.’ – To be buried inside the church was probably a great honour in the early days of Christianity. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sjælland 2006-11
Foggy day at a longbarrow from the Stone Age (c. 3500 B.C.), Jægerspris, Zealand, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guatemala 1998 
This highly energetic, flat-topped pyramid in Tikal, Guatemala, known as El Mundo Perdido (‘The Lost World’), was in continuous use for 1,300 years, from 600 B.C. to 700 A.D. It is situated on ground that contains extremely powerful electromagnetic energies, and the structure itself further concentrates these energies. Read more about this pyramid elsewhere on this website, see: Books – Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty: Understanding the Lost Technology of the Ancient Megalith-Builders. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Irland 1987-99
Poll na mBrón (Poulnabrone Dolmen), a portal tomb from between 4200 and 2900 B.C. – The Burren, Ireland. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 1999-2005 
Hestestenene (‘Horse Stones’), Iron Age standing stones, Gudhjem, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015
Christian stone cross from the 1200s, Kapelludden, Öland, Sweden. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Lolland-Falster-Møn 1987-2010 
Sømarkedyssen, a dolmen from the Stone Age (c. 3000 B.C.), Møn, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

United Kingdom 1992-2002
Stone row, inner circle, Avebury Henge, Wiltshire, England. The stones were erected inside a ring-shaped ditch, a henge, c. 2500 B.C. – Read more about henges elsewhere on this website, see: Books – Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty: Understanding the Lost Technology of the Ancient Megalith-Builders. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Jylland 2000-05 
Poskær Stenhus (‘Poskær Stone House’), a dolmen from the Stone Age (c. 3000 B.C.), Mols, Jutland, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015
Sverige 2015
Kivik Royal Tomb, a huge Bronze Age burial mound, a so-called ‘røse’, constructed of stones, forming a flattened cone with a depression in the centre. In this depression, a burial chamber was found, containing stone slabs with numerous pictographs (bottom picture). – Skåne, Sweden. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 2008 
Bronze Age standing stone, Stammershalle, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Egypten 1999
Djoser’s Step Pyramid, Saqqara, Egypt, built during the reign of Pharaoh Djoser (also called Zoser, or Netjerykhet), who ruled 2630-2611 B.C. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Fyn 1967-2004
Fyn 1967-2004
Klokkestenen (‘The Bell Stone’), a dolmen from the Stone Age (c. 3000 B.C.), Lyø, Funen, Denmark. The small depressions are made over time by thousands of people, hitting the stone with a small rock, hereby producing a bell-like sound. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA 2016 
Balanced Rock is a pre-Columbian Native American dolmen at North Salem, New York State, United States, consisting of a 90-ton granite boulder, balancing atop several slabs of granular quartz. Geologists have labeled it an accidental glacial erratic, but it sits precisely over a major magnetic anomaly, and brilliant golf-ball sized lights have repeatedly been photographed circling it. Such structures show links with electro-magnetic energies and increased crop production. Read about this theory elsewhere on this website, see: Books – Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty: Understanding the Lost Technology of the Ancient Megalith-Builders. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015
Sverige 2015
Gettlinge Gravfält, a burial ground from the Iron Age, with a stone-setting, shaped like a ship, Öland, Sweden. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Jylland 1996-99
Grønhøj (‘Green Hill’), a longbarrow from the Stone Age (c. 3500 B.C.), Horsens, Jutland, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 2008 
On this Viking Age runic stone, the text translates as follows: ‘Bove let this (stone) erect to commemorate his good father Økil. Christ help his soul’. – Svaneke Church, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

United Kingdom 1992-2002
Two parallel stone rows, called West Kennet Avenue, erected around 2500 B.C., connecting Overton Hill with Avebury Henge, Wiltshire, England. The stones act like bar magnets, with all their north poles lined up in the same direction. Perhaps this was done to direct ions to the great stone circle at Avebury. – Read about this fascinating theory elsewhere on this website, see: Books – Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty: Understanding the Lost Technology of the Ancient Megalith-Builders. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Norden 1992-98 
Noahs Ark, a burial ground from the Iron Age, with a 30-metre-long stone setting, shaped like a ship, Karums Alvar, Öland, Sweden. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA 2012a
Pre-Columbian Native American rock chamber at Kent Cliff, New York State, United States, built atop a strong magnetic anomaly in the ground. The air inside the chamber has an unusual electric stratification, consisting of positively charged ions near the floor, while lighter, negatively charged ions rise to near the ceiling. – Read more about these structures elsewhere on this website, see: Books – Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty: Understanding the Lost Technology of the Ancient Megalith-Builders. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

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Kellerød Langdysse, Zealand, Denmark. This dolmen from the Stone Age (c. 3100-3500 B.C.) is among the largest in the country, c. 125 metres long, comprising 150 stones along the edge. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 1977-96
Grave from the Iron Age, the stones placed to form a star, Stammershalle, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Norden 1992-98
Karlevistenen, a runic stone from the Viking Age, Öland, Sweden. This stone was erected by Sibbe the Wise One, who wrote: ‘In this barrow lies hidden the one, who did the greatest deeds. Never again shall a more righteous and strong shipmaster rule over land in Denmark.’ – In those days, Danish kings ruled in this part of Sweden. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Egypten 1999
In the evening, the obelisks of the Luxor Temple are illuminated. – Luxor, Egypt. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

(Uploaded September 2016)

 

(Revised September 2017)