Monolith

For the computer game company, see Monolith Productions. For the movie, see Monolith (movie).


A monolith is a monument or natural feature such as a mountain, consisting of a single massive stone or rock. Erosion usually exposes these, which are most often made of very hard and solid metamorphic rock such as granite.

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

Table of contents
1 Natural monoliths
2 Manmade monoliths
3 See also

Natural monoliths

The two largest are:
  1. Uluru (Ayers Rock), in the Outback of Australia
  2. Stone Mountain, near Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Others include: Many of these have legends attached.

Manmade monoliths

Obelisks

Others

See also


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