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10,507. Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. (Artists: Michelangelo & Sculpture & Statue & Stone) Michelangelo
10,509. In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it. (Artists: Michelangelo & Sculpture & Statue & Stone) Michelangelo
87,788. Ancient stone markers, mysterious symbols, hints of the Loch Ness Monster, a code that may reveal the secrets of an ancient people. (Scotland & Code & Stone) Ancient X Files: Great Flood & Scottish Stone Mystery
87,789. Scattered around Scotland are 350 standing stones. (Scotland & Code & Stone) ibid.
89,831. Rock formations strewn about like so many stone blocks. It is believed to have been built two thousand years ago ... These findings prove to some extent that Stonehenge served as a giant calendar and observatory. (Stonehenge & Stone) In Search of … Ancient Astronauts, 1973
129,217. No-one has even a clue as to how these blocks, some weighing more than 100 tons, were quarried, shaped, transported and set into place. (Ancient Astronauts & Stone) In Search of … Ancient Mysteries, 1973
81,552. Malta: it was here that a prehistoric society built megalithic structures using massive stone blocks. These blocks were arranged into complex designs, and are now considered by scholars to be older than the Great Pyramid in Egypt. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Stone & Giants & Malta) In Search of Aliens: The Mystery of Cyclops s1e6
81,553. There are stories that say Malta was once home to giants, and even a race of legendary one-eyed creatures known as Cyclops. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Stone & Giants & Malta) ibid.
81,554. Could there also be a connection with ancient astronauts? (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Stone & Giants & Malta) ibid.
81,555. The Nazca lines of Europe. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Stone & Giants & Malta) ibid.
81,561. These weird [elongated] skulls that were apparently found at the hypogeum a hundred years ago. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Stone & Giants & Skull & Malta) ibid.
81,568. Bolivia: where the Incas say mankind was created ... The mysterious ruins of which feature magnificent megalithic blocks. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Stone & Bolivia) In Search of Aliens: The Mystery of Puma Punku s1e7
81,569. Cut with some advanced technology – but what? (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Stone & Bolivia) ibid.
81,570. ‘The giants jump out from the lake.’ (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Stone & Bolivia & Giant) ibid. Bolivian bloke
81,571. ‘That bowl has two forms of Sumerian writing on it.’ (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Stone & Bolivia) ibid. Childress
89,837. Carbon-dating shows that construction began nearly 5,000 years ago. A ceremonial avenue approaches the site from the nearby River Avon. The original monument was made up of approximately 153 colossal standing stones weighing up to 40 tons and arranged in a circular enclosure. (Stonehenge & Stone) Mysteryquest: Stonehenge
89,838. The burnt remains of an estimated 200 people uncovered at the site in 2008 suggests a darker past. (Stonehenge & Stone) ibid.
89,839. The 2009 discovery of a second circle called Blue Stonehenge appears to be further evidence that Stonehenge formed part of a huge ceremonial complex. (Stonehenge & Stone) ibid.
89,840. What’s most remarkable about Stonehenge is the stones themselves – on one side they’re quite rough, the other side is curved. And they’re curved in a way that seems only to have acoustic properties. (Stonehenge & Stone) Rupert Till, University of Huddersfield
101,656. Why and how could ancient people have dragged these railway-car sized of stone, stacked them up together into these giant buildings? (Ancient Astronaut Theory & Stone) Ancient Aliens pilot episode Chariots, Gods & Beyond with Erich von Daniken, Childress
58,079. If ancient civilisations did not possess modern mechanical equipment, how did they move and lift mega-ton stones. Were they given an extra helping hand by extraterrestrial visitors? (Pyramid & Ancient Astronauts & Stone) Ancient Aliens: The Evidence s1e1
8,643. According to local legend a bird was responsible for the seamless construction. Legends say the winged creature carried a powerful chemical in its beak – a substance capable of melting stone. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Peru & Inca & Bird & Stone) Ancient Aliens: Unexplained Structures s2e8
8,645. Armenia ... The city of Sisian: nearby sits a high plateau where hundreds of ancient stones, some weighing more than fifty tons, stretch out over a third of a mile. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Armenia & Stone) ibid.
8,647. Homestead, Florida: thirty miles south of Miami: this former agricultural town is home to one of the most mysterious structures in North America: a stone garden made of sculpted blocks of ancient coral some weighing as much as thirty tons ... This site is not ancient ... In the journals he left behind the builder explained that he had discovered the ancient secret of transforming stones into weightless objects. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Florida & Stone) Ancient Aliens: Unexplained Structures s2e8
13,195. Stone cut with amazing precision. Acoustic chambers designed for inter-planetary communication. And architecture configured to harness cosmic energy. Are these dramatic examples of advanced technology? (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Technology & Stone) Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Ancient Engineers s3e6
13,196. Peru: giant slabs of red granite – the ability to fit perfectly fitting stones of several tons in weight together so that a single human hair can’t fit in between them. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Peru & Stone) ibid.
13,200. Malta: stone structures … among the greatest achievements of ancient engineering anywhere in the world … the sheer scale of construction and the use of vertically arranged monolithic stones weighing over twenty tons. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Malta & Stone) ibid.
66,171. Death Valley: Yet here strange tracks keep appearing on the baked surface left by huge boulders. Stones would seem to move under their own power, curving and looping for hundreds of yards and even miles. Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World
65,893. Off the coast of California these divers know that beneath the waters of the Pacific they will find puzzling archaeological treasures. In 1975 skipper Bob Meistrell retrieved a strange stone from the ocean floor: a hole had been drilled clean through it. The divers are looking for some more. The stones had obviously been carved deliberately. Experts recognised an uncanny resemblance to anchors used by fishermen in Old China. Meistrell thinks American history should be re-written. (California & Stone) Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious Universe
68,574. The giant stone balls of Costa Rica: huge and uncannily perfect spheres, hand-made and of unknown origin. They are even beside the airport runway ... There’s absolutely nothing to tell who made the spheres, or when or why. Bewildered archaeologists can merely clutch at straws ... More than fifteen hundred giant stone balls have so far been found. The biggest eight feet across and weighing sixteen tons. The granite they are made from has been brought from mountains many miles away. They are mathematically precise and must have taken years to grind down with nothing more that stone tools and braces. (Costa Rica & Stone) Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World
71,006. The quarries where the statues were carved: there are more than 300 statues still there in every stage of construction. And there are huge coffin shape holes high up in the cliffs where stone statues have been removed ... First, they had to be lowered from the top of the quarry ... Distances of up to ten miles. Some weighed more than eighty tons, twice as big as the biggest stones at Stonehenge. (Easter Island & Stone) Horizon: The Mystery of Easter Island, BBC 2003
3,934. In the Spring of 1896 Henry Bequerel’s discovery of radioactivity opened up a whole new dimension to geological dating of the Earth. Six years later Ernest Rutherford realised that the law of radioactive decay could be used to date rocks. (Earth & Radioactivity & Dating & Geology & Stone) Horizon: Message in the Rocks, BBC 1978
3,936. Sedimentary rocks provide evidence of the history of oceans. (Earth & Geology & Ocean & Stone) ibid.
63,688. Part of it’s in Missouri, part of it’s in Arkansas. There are huge stones out here. They are perfectly square. Some of them are ten and fifteen feet long, six inches by six inches. They’ve been cut from somewhere. And there are hundreds of them out here on the land. (Arkansas & Missouri & Stone) George Jessop, caller Coast to Coast, interview Jonathan Gray
77,082. On a remote mountain ridge, high in the Peruvian Andes, are the remains of an ancient city. It has survived almost six hundred years of torrential rain and mud slides. Thousands of stones make up the site. Placed with perfect precision, some weighing more than twenty tons. (Inca & Stone) Machu Picchu: City in the Sky
74,784. The Georgia Guidestones have been part of the landscape in Elberton, Georgia for a quarter of a century. Tourists flood to Elberton each year to see the 19-foot-tall granite monument, often posing for pictures standing beside it.
After 25 years a Christian organization named The Resistance is calling for the monument’s immediate removal.