Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Monuments and memorials

Great Sphinx of Giza

No one knows for sure why and when was built the largest monolithic statue in the world - the Great Sphinx of Giza. But...

Ha’amonga ‘a Maui (Trilithon) and ‘esi Maka Fa’akinanga

One of the most unusual megalithic monuments in Pacific is Ha'amonga 'a Maui in Tonga. It has no analogues regarding its construction, shape and...

Arch of Reunification

An unusual monument devoted to Korean unity, built in 2001. Statue represents two women leaning across the highway and holding a map of unified...

Terracotta Army

Unique monument of culture: buried terracotta sculptures - army soldiers near the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, made roughly at 210 BC. In...

Bibi Ka Maqbara

Gorgeous burial monument, constructed in the late 17th century as a tribute to Rabia Durrani, wife of Mughal Emperor. Intended as a rival to...

Juche Tower

The second tallest monumental column in the world, 170 m tall. Built in 1982 to commemorate the 70-th birthday of Kim-Il-Sung. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0176 N...

Khai Dinh Tomb

An ornate imperial tomb, built on a hill in 1920 - 1931 for the unpopular emperor Khải Định. This ornate structure blends Eastern and...

Gateway of India

This monument was built in the landing place of Mumbai as a structure where the arrival of high guests is commemorated. This triumphal arch...

Gatbawi

Four meters tall, rock-cut statue of Buddha on the summit of hill. Statue has a separate stone hat. Statue was made in the middle...

Swan Bells

Unusual monument - 82.5 m tall tower of unusual architecture, with 18 bells. Location, GPS coordinates: 31.9589 S 115.8582 E Categories: Monuments and memorials Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania,...