The Georgia Guidestones

America has its own puny version of Stonehenge? Who knew? The Georgia Guidestones, a large granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia, is made from six granite slabs. They were built in 1979 and are engraved with ten guidelines in eight different modern languages, as well as four ancient languages, that advise people to live in harmony with humanity and nature. The four outer stones are oriented to the Sun's yearly migration and each side of the tablet is perpendicular to one of the cardinal directions. Since the creation of the guidestones, there have been a number of controversies and conspiracy theories based on what the stones were really built for and what their message means. As of November 2009, the stones were covered in graffiti and splattered paint which has not been repaired as no one seems to want to accept the responsibility. You can find out more about this monument on Google or Wikipedia.

     Posted By: Nethie - Fri Jan 08, 2010
     Category: Buildings and Other Structures | New Age | Statues, Monuments and Memorials

who paid for it to be built?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/08/10 at 06:08 PM
patty, the original donor was anonymous. They used the pseudonym R. C. Christian and hired the Elberton Granite Finishing Company to build it. As Freddie said, people think it's a reference to the Rosicrucians, but there's no way to know for sure.

Murph, your guess is as good as mine. I basically just summarized the Wikipedia entry for my post, but the article goes into more detail.
Posted by Nethie on 01/09/10 at 02:00 PM
usually it is harder to hide ownership and/or sponsorship. someone owns the land, premits and such for building have to be obtained. obviously no one has seriously tried to find out who's behind the building of the monument of i doubt the person would still be hidden by a pseudonym. interesting.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/09/10 at 02:20 PM
It wasn't me! I've never been there - it's about 100 miles ENE from Atlanta. Google Earth knows where it is.
As to the real Stonehenge, I haven't been there in over 40 years. At that time, you could climb on the stones, at least the little ones; made for a great game of King of the Castle with my brother!
CR (hmmm, CR, huh?), the WA version looks really cool.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 01/10/10 at 02:47 AM
When I visited England in 1997, Stonehenge was completely fenced in, which was extremely disappointing. Is it fenced in still?
Posted by Nethie on 01/10/10 at 06:26 AM
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