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City Tandil lies to the south-east of the Argentine city of Buenos Aires and has a special attraction. You could meet headlines about hanging stone Davasko, who for many years is teetering on the edge of a cliff, but it's not quite true. on the deal really is this.
In fact, there was a huge boulder weighing several hundred tons, swaying in the wind, and balanced on a single point of contact. It was so long ago that no one remembers how I got here a stone, but several generations have witnessed its existence! The unknown always generates a legend. Thus, this stone is also associated with different beliefs, as well as other balancing rocks in different parts of the world.
Locals say that a long time ago was a powerful god - son Davasko Sun, which led to the edge of his people. He was their protector. He handed people useful skills of agriculture, livestock, and other valuable craft. Davasko taught them to worship the gold, since the Sun - gold. Then he left his people and went on to father the sun. However Davasko promised the people to return to human form and stay with them forever. Before leaving the Sun's son found a stone in memory of himself. Neither the hot sun nor wind, nor rain, nor the time, did not break the stone - he had to stand in this place until the return of the god. For thousands of years it was in place, but the people continued to believe in the arrival of his master.
However, the February 29, 1912 the inconceivable happened. Legendary rock Davasko suddenly fell off a cliff and fell down. There are several versions of the deplorable incident. The most probable one is the erosion of the base and explosions during work in mines located nearby. Over the years people could not forget such a sad event. It was a real treasure of the city and a favorite mystery tourists resorting here every morning to make sure that the stone is still there.
The locals liked to prove to visitors that rock really rocks. They put them under glass bottles and waited, when they burst from the vibrations. Perhaps one day they were overzealous. Scientists say that the stone was not balanced, and inched down by gravity.
You may ask, what do we see today? After nearly a hundred years after the fall of the stone Davasko residents decided to revive the legend of Tandil. May 13, 2007 at 7:58 at the top of the hill has been installed a replica of the stone plastic. Thus, all we can see is only a fake, but not the famous rocking stone. This "stone" has the same features and is located exactly in the same place. However, the weight of the structure is much less - only 9 tons, and it is firmly anchored in the rock, so the "stone" is no longer swinging. Now this place is called "Pedra Movedisa" - this is the second name of the stone, which is translated from Spanish as "Moving Stone". The town's name Tandil has the same value, but comes from the Araucanian word "tan" (movement, falling) and "Dil" (stone). I suggest you also read about the balancing rock Kummakivi in Finland.