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The Georgia Guidestones
What are the Georgia Guidestones? Located in Georgia, United States of America - USA Geography
"LET THESE BE GUIDESTONES TO AN AGE OF REASON": Also known as the American Stonehenge, the Georgia Guidestones are located along Guidestone Road NW, just east of Route 77, in Elbert County, Georgia (about a two-hour drive northeast from Atlanta, and close to Athens, Georgia, as well as South Carolina). The Georgia stone monument is just over nineteen feet tall, with each large stone slab just over sixteen feet tall.

The stones list ten messages for humans (see below), drawing parellels to the biblical Ten Commandments. These messages are written in Arabic, Chinese, English, Hebrew, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, and Swahili, on sides of the large stone slabs.

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The Georgia Guidestones - The American Stonehenge
Georgia Guidestones Granite Information Slab

View from the Georgia stones.

American Stonehenge

Aligned astronomically, the Georgia Guidestones were dedicated on March 22, 1980. These stones are visited by thousands each year. Additional information is found on other stone slabs at the site, pictured below.
Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
Guide reproduction wisely--improving fitness and diversity.
Unite humanity with a living new language.
Rule passion--faith--tradition--and all things with tempered reason.
Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
Balance personal rights with social duties.
Prize truth--beauty--love--seeking harmony with the infinite.
Be not a cancer on the earth--Leave room for nature--Leave room for nature.
Arabic Inscription
Chinese Inscription
English Inscription
Hebrew Inscription
Russian Inscription
Sanskrit Inscription
Spanish Inscription
Swahili Inscription
Astronomical Features
Physical Data
Guide to the GA Stones
Wide View of English Side
Capstone in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Capstone in Babylonian Cuneiform
Capstone in Classical Greek
Capstone in Sanskrit
Georgia Stones Map
Capstones Map
For more of our free educational materials on the state of Georgia, click here. The stones advise interested parties to seek further information about them at the Elberton Granite Museum and Exhibit.