Felsberg
Apr 7, 2014Public
Photo: The socalled Riesensäule (giant's column) made from Diorite,  length 10m, slightly conical diameter conical about 120cm. That is the only (remaining) presumedly Roman made granite column in whole Germany. In Trier near the dome and the amphitheatre, some broken pieces of two other columns exist. In my opinion, all the work on the Felsberg have been done at a time when the granite was "new" and not completely hardened yet, in a state like wet clay. I know, that this contradicts the classic theory about granite formation, but I don't see any other reasonable logical explanation so far.

There is a new well designed and informative visitor centre at the foot of the Felsberg: http://www.felsenmeer-informationszentrum.de/

Location: Felsberg, Odenwald, Germany.
Photo: The socalled Altarstein (altar stone) made from Diorite,  length about 3m with saw cuts made with a blade at maximum thickness of 2mm. In my opinion, all the work on the Felsberg have been done at a time when the granite was "new" and not completely hardened yet, in a state like wet clay. I know, that this contradicts the classic theory about granite formation, but I don't see any other reasonable logical explanation so far.

There is a new well designed and informative visitor centre at the foot of the Felsberg: http://www.felsenmeer-informationszentrum.de/

Location: Felsberg, Odenwald, Germany.
Photo: Detail of the sawed surface on the Altarstein. The surface is flat in the long direction and is facetted in 3 parts over the short width from top to bottom.
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Photo: That does not look like work of Romans as the wedge holes are too large.