Sentence Examples with the word monolith

From the main pedestal project four buttresses, on which are seated four monolith figures representing Morality, Education, Law, and Freedom.

The societies advised that trilithon 6, 7, with lintel - which had slewed round - and trilithon 56, which was leaning at a dangerous angle, should be examined with a view to replacement with as little excavation as possible; that the monolith and lintel 22 be replaced, and its companion sarsen (21) secured; and that trilithon 57, 58, should be re-erected in its place, which was exactly known.

Near Kempoch point is a monolith of mica-schist, 6 ft.

View more

In the XXVIth dynasty rebuilt the temple again, and placed in it a large monolith shrine of red granite, finely wrought.

Of Apries (Haa-ab-ra, Hophra) an obeliskand two monolith shrines are the principal remains.

They appear to be connected with Semitic sun-worship, and are assigned by Bent to the same period as the temple at Baalbek, though some antiquarians would place them much earlier; the representation of a castle in a single stone seems to bear some relation to the idea worked out in the monolith churches of Lalibela described byRaffray.

High, probably the finest sculptured monolith in Scotland, stands in a field to the east of the town.

The next class of dam to be considered is that in which the structure as a whole is so bound together that, with certain reservations, it may be considered as a monolith subject chiefly to the overturning tendency of waterpressure resisted by the weight of the structure itself and the supporting pressure of the foundation.