From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
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 sedimentary rock.
A structure which has been excavated as a unit from a surrounding matrix or outcropping of rock.
- Aztec calendar stone "Stone of the Sun"
- The Church of Saint George in Lalibela, Ethiopia, is one of a number of monolithic churches in Ethiopia
- Coyolxauhqui Stone another aztec monolith
- Ellora Caves - UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Great Sphinx of Giza "The Egyptian Sphinx"
- Gomateswara or Lord Bahubali at Sravanabelagola, Karnataka
- Manzanar National Historic Landmark, USA
- Obelisks - see this article for a list
- Ogham Stone, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
- Standing stones
- Stone circle
- Stone of the Pregnant Woman, Baalbek
- Stonehenge contains several
- The Longstones or the Devil's Quoits, Avebury, Wiltshire, England
- Vijayanagara Empire medieval South Indian carved examples
- List of largest monoliths in the world
- List of inselbergs
- Monadnock (or inselberg)
- Monolithic architecture
- The Monoliths in 2001: A Space Odyssey