Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Georgia Guidestones

Wired Magazine has a fascinating retelling of the quarter-century existence of the Georgia Guidestones, a post-apocalyptic kiosk for enlightened survivors.

The article begins:

The strangest monument in America looms over a barren knoll in northeastern Georgia. Five massive slabs of polished granite rise out of the earth in a star pattern. The rocks are each 16 feet tall, with four of them weighing more than 20 tons apiece. Together they support a 25,000-pound capstone. Approaching the edifice, it's hard not to think immediately of England's Stonehenge or possibly the ominous monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Built in 1980, these pale gray rocks are quietly awaiting the end of the world as we know it.

Definitely worth the read.

1 comment:

Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake said...

Yeah, I too was totally taken by the idea of the Georgia guidestones. I actually did drive up there to see them when I was on TDY in Augusta, GA this summer. I meant to take some pictures and blog them, but I'd left my camera's memory card in my computer. Oh well, they're still fascinating and entertainingly mysterious.