It was the Greek mathematician Archimedes who said “Give me a place to stand and I will move the Earth.” The quote, a reference to the power of the lever, is an example of humanity’s fascination with moving heavy objects.
In keeping with that spirit, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the heaviest objects in the world. Once we identified the heaviest object of a certain type, only the heaviest object in each category was listed. For example, the Great Pyramid of Khufu is the largest of a group of pyramids. Further, we did not consider objects that do not have accurately measured weights. The following list contain examples of the world’s heaviest objects in different categories.
Many of the world’s heaviest objects are from the time of the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Chinese. Some of those objects, as well as more contemporary items such as the Bell of Good Luck in China, appear on the list.