A fascinating megalith called Al-Naslaa is located at the Tamya Oasis in Saudi Arabia. The stones were split in half with an LASER-LIKE precision and has curious symbols portrayed on its surface. If that wasn’t enough, the two rocks have managed to remain standing for centuries, and are somehow perfectly balanced.
The standing stones of Al-Naslaa are a GIANT mystery. The two stones split in half have created confusion among experts ever since their discovery.
However, according to experts, the laser-like precision cut was NOT created artificially.
It is, as many says, one of the greatest mysteries found by man, and this ancient stone structure attracts thousands of tourists each year who come to Al-Naslaa with purpose to observe its perfection and balance. Its balance and perfection has given rise to countless theories that try to explain its origin.
The rock is standing with perfect balance. Supported by two bases, it is perfectly split in half. All this suggest that at some point it must have been worked on by extremely precise tools, some have even ventured out and said laser-like tools.
Both parts of the split stone have a smaller rock or shock absorber at the bottom, which are preventing it from touching the ground.
In ancient times the region where the rock is located was inhabited according to archaeological discoveries. In fact, it is one of the most photogenic petroglyphs in the area.
This stone was discovered in 1883, by Charles Huver. Since its discovery, it has been a subject of debate among experts who have divided opinions when it comes to its origin.
The discovery of a rock near Tayma with a hieroglyphic inscription of Pharaoh Ramses III was announced in 2010, by SCTH- Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage. This discovery gave the researchers a base for a new hypothesis that Tayma was part of an important land route between the Red Sea coast of the Arabian Peninsula and the Nile Valley. Some recent archaeological discoveries show that Tayma has been inhabited since the Bronze Age.
The split between two standing rock and its flat surface is a completely natural occurrence.
‘Unusual Places’ offers a natural explanation for the stone’s enigmatic, laser-like cut…
“…Most likely the ground shifted slightly underneath one of the two supports and the rock split. Could be from a volcanic dike of some weaker mineral that solidified there before everything was exhumed. Or, it could be an old pressure crack (you see a parallel crack just to the right of it) that has been pushed/pulled apart some. Or, it could be an old (minor) fault line, since fault motion often creates a zone of weakened rock that erodes relatively easier than the surrounding rock…”
But that is just another among many theories. This extremely precise cut, dividing the two stones has raised more questions than answers.
However, if we want to understand its origin, we should get back in time.
The oldest mention of the oasis city appears as “Tiamat” in Assyrian inscriptions that are dating as far back as the 8th century BCE. The oasis developed into a prosperous city, rich in water wells and handsome buildings.
Archaeologists have discovered Cuneiform inscriptions which are possibly dating from the 6th century BCE at the oasis city. It was mentioned several times in the Old Testament. The biblical eponym is apparently Tema- one of the sons of Ishmael.
Interestingly, Babylonian king Nabonidus retired to Tayma for worship and looking for prophecies, for part of his reign, entrusting the kingship of Babylon to his son, Belshazzar.
Besides being an area where numerous archaeological discoveries was made, the area where the megalith of Al-Naslaa is located is also rich in history.
With even looking at the stone of Al-Naslaa you wonder what its true purpose was. And is the split in the rock a result of the forces of nature as some experts suggest? Is there a possibility that just as many other ancient places on Earth featuring precision cuts, this stone too was crafted by an unknown technology?