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monolith (n.)

1.a single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)

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MonolithMon"o*lith (?), n. [F. monolithe, L. monolithus consisting of a single stone, Gr. �; mo`nos single + li`qos stone.] A single stone, especially one of large size, shaped into a pillar, statue, or monument.

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Monolith

                   

A monolith is a geological feature such as a mountain, consisting of a single massive stone or rock, or a single piece of rock placed as, or within, a monument. Erosion usually exposes the geological formations, which are most often made of very hard and solid metamorphic or igneous rock.

The word derives from the Latin word monolithus from the Greek word μονόλιθος (monolithos), derived from μόνος ("one" or "single") and λίθος ("stone").

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  Geological monoliths

Large, well-known monoliths include:

  Africa

  Landsat 7 image Brandberg Massif, Namibia

  Antarctica

  Asia

  Savandurga, India from the northern side
  Madhugiri
  Sangla Hill, Pakistan
  Eagle Mount, Taft, Iran

  Australia

  Europe

  Penyal d'Ifac, Spain

  North America

  United States

  Beacon Rock, Washington viewed from the west

  Canada

  Stawamus Chief as seen from Valleycliffe neighborhood in Squamish

  Mexico

  South America

  Monumental monoliths

  983 CE statue of Jain prophet Gomateswara in Shravana Belgola, the world's largest standing monolith image
  Ellora Caves, temple in India

A structure which has been excavated as a unit from a surrounding matrix or outcropping of rock.[5]

  Extraterrestrial Monoliths

  See also

  Notes

  1. ^ López Domínguez, Leonor (May 2001). "Villa de Bernal and its Magic Mountain". México Desconocido #291. http://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/contenidos/home.html?p=nota&idNota=8897. 
  2. ^ "Peña de Bernal - Bernal - Queretaro" (in spanish). http://www.de-paseo.com/Bernal/Bernal.htm. Retrieved 25 November 2008. 
  3. ^ Cava Northrop, Laura; Dwight L. Curtis, Inc. Let'S Go, Natalie Sherman, Raul Carrillo (2007). Let's Go Mexico: On a Budget. Macmillan. p. 370. ISBN 978-0-312-37452-5. 
  4. ^ Escobar Ledesma, Agustín (1999). Recetario del semidesierto de Querétaro: Acoyos, rejalgares y tantarrias. Conaculta. p. 75. ISBN 978-970-18-3910-2. 
  5. ^ "Glossary". http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/india/glossary1.html#monolith. 

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