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Georgia police are investigating an explosion targeting the Georgia Guidestone Monumenton Wednesday. It states that the state is known as "American Stonehenge."
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, an early morning blast in northeastern Elbert County "destroyed most of the structure."
"According to preliminary information, an unknown person detonated the explosive device around 4 am on Wednesday, July 6," officials said in a statement.
The Elbert County Sheriff's Office is one of thelaw enforcement agencies investigating, and according to Fox5 Atlanta, a bomb squad has been called to the scene.
Georgia Guidestone in Elbert County, Georgia is a granite monument engraved with 12 languages. (Google Maps)
"This 19-foot-high monument, known as Stonehenge in the United States, supports the protection of humanity and future generations. You will see a 10-part message. According to the description on the Georgia Tourism Website, 12 languages. "
This site is located about 7 miles north of Elberton, near the South Carolina border. Granite quarrying is a top local industry.
Roadside attraction is Georgia's May 24, when third-place Republican candidate Kandiss Taylor claims that guidestones are demonic and makes destroying them part of her platform. It attracted new attention during the Primary of the Governor of the Day.
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"Guidestones also act as an ephemeris, every day At noon, the sun shines through a narrow hole in the structure, illuminating the date of the day with sculptures, "says thetourism website .
"The side near the top is engraved with the names of four ancient languages: Babylonian cuneiform, classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphs. Provided specifications. I know the identity of the group of sponsors.
FoxNews Rachel Paik and AP News contributed to this report.