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Man has been using stones to build places of worship for thousands of years. Fred Dibnah’s Magnificent Monuments s1e3: Places of Worship, BBC 2000
Avebury has been an important place of worship for nearly four and a half millennia. ibid.
Stones are more jaggedy [than rocks]. Cunk on Britain s1e1, BBC 2018
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. Michelangelo
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. Michelangelo
Ancient stone markers, mysterious symbols, hints of the Loch Ness Monster, a code that may reveal the secrets of an ancient people. Ancient X Files s2e8: Great Flood & Scottish Stone Mystery, National Geographic 2012
Scattered around Scotland are 350 standing stones. ibid.
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. In Search of … Ancient Astronauts, 1973
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. In Search of … Ancient Mysteries, 1973
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. In Search of Aliens s1e6: The Mystery of Cyclops, H2 2014
There are stories that say Malta was once home to giants, and even a race of legendary one-eyed creatures known as Cyclops. ibid.
Could there also be a connection with ancient astronauts? ibid.
These weird [elongated] skulls that were apparently found at the hypogeum a hundred years ago. ibid.
Bolivia: where the Incas say mankind was created ... The mysterious ruins of which feature magnificent megalithic blocks. In Search of Aliens s1e7: The Mystery of Puma Punku
Cut with some advanced technology – but what? ibid.
‘The giants jump out from the lake.’ ibid. Bolivian bloke
‘That bowl has two forms of Sumerian writing on it.’ ibid. Childress
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. Mysteryquest s1e9: Stonehenge, History 2009
The burnt remains of an estimated 200 people uncovered at the site in 2008 suggests a darker past. ibid.
The 2009 discovery of a second circle called Blue Stonehenge appears to be further evidence that Stonehenge formed part of a huge ceremonial complex. ibid.
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. Rupert Till, University of Huddersfield
Why and how could ancient people have dragged these railway-car size of stone, stacked them up together into these giant buildings? Ancient Aliens pilot episode Chariots, Gods & Beyond with Erich von Daniken, Childress
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? Ancient Aliens s1e1: The Evidence, History 2010
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. Ancient Aliens s2e8: Unexplained Structures
Carnac stones – gigantic triangles made of stone: geomagnetic phenomenon. ibid.
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. ibid.
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. ibid.
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? Ancient Aliens s3e6: Aliens and the Ancient Engineers
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. ibid.
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. ibid.
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, ITV 1980
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. Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World
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. Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious Universe, ITV 1994
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. Horizon: Message in the Rocks, BBC 1978
Sedimentary rocks provide evidence of the history of oceans. ibid.
The islanders live with their past. Two thousand people share their island with one thousand monolithic stone statues. Horizon: Easter Island – The Secrets, BBC 1988
The most isolated inhabited land on Earth. ibid.
Easter Island is the enigma of the Pacific. ibid.
How did the statues get here? When were they made? How were they carved? Who made them? Where did they come from? ibid.
Easter Island is a favourite topic for the Phd. ibid.
There was so much palm pollen [in mud samples] there must have been a forest. ibid.
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. Horizon: The Mystery of Easter Island, BBC 2003