India’s Stone Age Megaliths Still a Mystery

Via: Ancient-Tides

How the massive tombs were built remains unknown.
Considerable mystery still surrounds an enormous and isolated megalithic site in southern India, called Hire Benakal, where scores of supposed tombs are constructed of upright slabs topped by capstones weighing 10 tons or more. Current conjecture is that the granite structures once contained graves, though no trace of human remains have been found there.
According to Archaeology.com:

The monuments were built over more than 1,000 years spanning the southern Indian Iron Age (1200-500 B.C.) and Early Historic (500 B.C.-A.D. 500) periods, and there are more than 1,000 of them across nearly 50 acres, from modest rock enclosures to mausoleum-like tombs.

Click here to see several photos of Hire Benakal and a brief description of it.

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2 thoughts on “India’s Stone Age Megaliths Still a Mystery

  1. Hey man I am impressed with this photograph. That’s something new about India that I picked up too being I was published somewhere in India on a publishing house called The Taj Mahal Review. So I am very accustomed to the Indian end of the blogging community. I’ve been with wordpress.com for 3 years but just now I am using it to my fullest abilities though it’s not my official website.

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