Ha’amonga, Tonga

Located on the island of Tongatapu in Tonga, Ha’amonga is a stone trilithon that stands over five meters high and almost six meters long.

Ha’amonga, Tonga

Ha’amonga, Tonga (credit)

Ha’amonga Trivia

This trilithon consists of three slabs of coral limestone and each slab weighs anywhere from 20-40 tons. Two stand vertically while the third sits atop them both. It was built under the rule of Tu’i Tonga Tu’itatui, as a sort of gateway that led to his royal throne. It’s also said to symbolize brotherhood. In some myths it’s believed that since the stones are much too heavy for a mortal to handle, Maui, the god, built it.

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