Footage shows explosion that partially destroyed famous US landmark
Authorities have levelled the Georgia Guidestones after the United States landmark was badly damaged in a bombing attack.
Dramatic footage captured the moment the guidestones were struck by an explosive device at around 4am on Wednesday morning.
Hours later, demolition crews brought down the giant granite slabs that were still standing, 11Alive reported.
The stone blocks were left in a rubble in an image posted to WMAZ-TV.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) is investigating the explosion, and said it believed unknown persons had set off the device.
In CCTV footage published on Rumble.com, the structure is rocked by a large explosion before large plumes of smoke shoot into the sky.
The guidestones are a granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia, about 90 miles east of Atlanta.
Sometimes referred to as America’s Stonehenge, the guidestones were erected in 1980 and consist of six granite slabs, with an inscription carved in eight different languages across the slabs.
The GBI has asked anyone with information about the explosion to contact them on 706 552 2309 or anonymously on 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).