Georgia Guidestones. USA
People have always been interested in mysticism and various riddles. Sometimes they create them by their own.
Thus, an unusual structure is located in Elbert County, Georgia, USA. This impressive architectural construction is called the Georgia Guidestones. The locals call it “American Stonehenge”. This granite monument was erected on March 22, 1980. It was an order for the construction company “Elberton Granite Finishing Company” in June 1979. The customer identified himself as Robert C. Christian, maybe it was a pseudonym.
The height of the monument is nearly 6.1 meters. It consists of six granite slabs with total mass of about 100 tones. One slab is situated at the center, four – around it. The sixth plate is located on top of the five slabs. They are aligned in accordance with astronomical events. Not far to the west of the monument there is a stone sign with an inscription about the origin and purpose of the tablets.
The four main slabs are oriented in accordance with the annual cycle of the sun moving across the sky. In the central slab-column there is a hole. This sloping hole at eye level in the central stone is located from north to south, so at night it allows seeing a Pole Star all year round. The slit at the center of one of the vertical stones forms a “window”, a hole, aligned with the sun’s solstices and equinoxes. At the top of the plate, which serves as a roof for the construction, there is a hole with the size of 7/8 inches. Sunlight enters through it daily in the afternoon. The light falls on the central stone and indicates the day of the year. So, the upper horizontal stone (roof) is a calendar. The monument is an elaborate construction. All measurements on the size and orientation in space during the installation of the monument were made very carefully and meticulously.
But the main feature of the monument in that it contains a long inscription in twelve modern languages. At the top of the monument, you can see a brief inscription in 4 ancient languages: Akkadian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit and ancient Egyptian.
On the four main vertical slabs of blue granite height of 5 meters each there are 10 short sentences engraved in 8 most popular languages. These words serve as a message for all mankind. Every year, tens of thousands of Americans come to Elberton to see an unusual monument and to read the message to the inhabitants of the Earth.
The English version of the text:
- Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
- Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
- Unite humanity with a living new language.
- Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
- Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
- Balance personal rights with social duties.
- Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
- Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.
The official owner of the monument is still unknown. According to the guidebook of the company «Georgia Mountain Travel Association»: «Georgia Guidestones are located on the farm of Mildred and Wayne Mullenix».