Meaning of The Inscription on Georgia Guidestones Explored as The Monument was Damaged

Arguably one of America’s most puzzling and bizarre monuments, the Georgia Guidestones, is no more.

“Unknown individuals,” destroyed the monument in an explosion they managed to orchestrate, claims the New York Times.

People surrounded the Georgia Guidestones with many conspiracy theories and controversies, adding to its baffling existence. Apparently, the monument had inscriptions “meant for current and future generations”, hence the name Georgia “Guidestones”. But what did the Guidestones really say? Read on to find out.


Video Footage Of The Explosion of Georgia Guidestones

State officials notably promoted the Georgia Guidestones as “America’s Stonehenge”.

The structure has existed for more than four decades now, although the intent of its construction remains ambiguous to this date.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation shared a video capturing the moment the structure blew up. The explosion resulted in chunks of it being dispersed into the air.

The words carved along the capstone on top of the Georgia Guidestones read, “Let these be Guidestones to an age of reason”. The words were written in several ancient languages. Namely Babylonian cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Sanskrit, and classical Greek.

However, the perplexing structure also included more writings in the form of “guides” for mankind. These guides were in eight different languages listed within ten points.


The eight languages are, Arabic, Chinese, English, Hebrew, Hindi, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.

People believe these points are to help human survival in the future.

The Ten Principles Of Future Human Survival on Georgia Guidestones

The list of ten principles as confirmed by the official website

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.

3. Unite humanity with a living new language.

4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.

5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.

6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.

7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.

8. Balance personal rights with social duties.

9. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.

10. Be not cancer on the Earth — Leave room for nature

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The Damage and Demolition

After the explosion caused severe damage to the structure, authorities reportedly demolished the rest of it. New York Times claims that this is for safety reasons, presumably not to leave a massive, unstable, and damaged monument out in the open.

Georgia Guidestones
Credit: WSB-TV, via Associated Press

The Georgia Guidestone’s originated back in 1979. A man named R.C Christian, came to Elberton with the idea of constructing it.

He’s said to have employed the work of Elberton Granite Finishing Company to bring this idea to fruition.

The finished structure weighed about 119 tons and contained 951 cubic feet of granite.


The monument also included more than 4,000 sandblasted characters and letters. “Each averaging about four inches in height.”

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