American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse

Wired.com recently featured a fantastic article on a lesser-known landmark in rural Georgia: an enormous granite monument with a cloudy history.

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Georgia Guidestones Wikipedia

From the article:

“Called the Georgia Guidestones, the monument is a mystery—nobody knows exactly who commissioned it or why. The only clues to its origin are on a nearby plaque on the ground—which gives the dimensions and explains a series of intricate notches and holes that correspond to the movements of the sun and stars—and the “guides” themselves, directives carved into the rocks. These instructions appear in eight languages ranging from English to Swahili and reflect a peculiar New Age ideology. Some are vaguely eugenic (guide reproduction wisely—improving fitness and diversity); others prescribe standard-issue hippie mysticism (prize truth—beauty—love—seeking harmony with the infinite).”

Go read the full article – you won’t be disappointed!

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