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三ノ宮卯之助の大盤石 — Sannomiya Unosuke's large stone lead image
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三ノ宮卯之助の大盤石 — Sannomiya Unosuke's large stone

The heaviest lifting stone in Japan, lifted by the strongest sumo wrestler of the Edo period.

The Sterke Nils Stein lead image
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The Sterke Nils Stein

An enormous stone said to have been lifted by 'the giant of Seljord' Sterke Nils.

The Jakob Kvistad Stone lead image
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The Jakob Kvistad Stone

A 398.5 kg stone lifted by an 18 year old circa 1889.

The Eidis Hansen Stone lead image
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The Eidis Hansen Stone

A heavy Norwegian stone carried by the fisherman Eidis Hansen.

Top 5 heaviest stones lead image
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Top 5 heaviest stones

A compilation of the heaviest lifting stones that we know of.

Saddlin' Mare lead image
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Saddlin' Mare

A large plinth sits next to a road awaiting its saddle stone to be balanced on top.

The Blue Stone of Old Hartley lead image
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The Blue Stone of Old Hartley

A Saxon boundary stone that was once lifted by Willie Carr, "Hercules of the north".

Barevan Stone lead image
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Barevan Stone

At the end of a stone grave in the ruins of a church sits the Barevan Stone. But why is it there?

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