KUMMAKIVI BALANCING ROCK


The last ice-age holds responsibility for this wonder of nature in Finland’s region South-Karelia being situated in the Southeastern part of the country. Its name Kummakivi translates simply as strange rock, a suitable description for this balancing sculpture consisting of two boulders, one perched precariously on the top of the other. If a human were to apply heavy force to one of these reallyย heavy stones, the balancing rock would not move even a little bit.

 

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25 thoughts on “KUMMAKIVI BALANCING ROCK”

    1. Thank you so much for adding this information on another balancing rock. It is really nice to see how the people try to move this one but without any kind of success.

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  1. That’s amazing! What’s the pinkish tinge? Is it some kind of a lichen or moss?

    There is a similar rock in India in a city called Jabalpur – https://www.tripadvisor.in/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g503699-d2708831-i47808498-Balancing_Rocks-Jabalpur_Jabalpur_District_Madhya_Pradesh.html

    And, there is another one in Mahabalipuram though not so intriguing – http://www.hotelmamallaheritage.com/blog/weird-but-true-the-mystery-of-the-balancing-rock-of-mahabalipuram/

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    1. Oh, thank you and great to see, I have also read somewhere about an Indian balancing rock called “Krishnas butter ball” which looked quite similar to the one at Mahabalipuram. So may be it is the same.

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