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Top 5 Tallest Statue in The World (with photos)
From time to time, man has been making structures for their civilization. Lets mention one of the structures : Statue. Statue has been used for ages as a gratitude to God or particular hero, or as a memorial of an important event. Now lets take a look at 5 tallest Statue in The World
#5 : Sphinx
This man-headed lion has been guarding pyramid for ages. Introduced at 3rd Millennium BC by the ancient egyptians, the sphinx believed as the earliest known monumental structure.
Sphinx consists of head of a man and body of a lion, plus the tail. Sphinx carved out of limestone, except for the legs and paws, which are made out of stone blocks.
The biggest sphinx is the Great Sphinx of Giza which is located at Giza, Egypt, near King Khafre's pyramid. Being 20 m (65 ft), 73.5 metres (241 ft) long, and 6 m (20 ft) wide, The Great Sphinx of Giza considered as the largest monolith statue in the world.
#4 : Christ The Redeemer
This Jesus Christ statue has been blessing Rio de Janeiro since 1931 from the peak of Corcovado Mountain. However the proposal to make this statue was once rejected.
As of 7 July 2007, Christ the Redeemer was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a list compiled by the Swiss-based The New Open World Corporation.
Being 39.6 metres tall (130 feet tall) and weighs 700 tons, Christ The Redeemer stands in our #4 list of biggest statue in the world.
#3 : The Statue of Liberty
This robed woman holding a lit flame welcome visitors and returning americans.
The robed woman holding a lit flame, and is made of a sheeting of pure copper, hung on a framework of steel with the exception of the flame of the torch, which is coated in gold leaf (originally made of copper and later altered to hold glass panes.) It stands atop a rectangular stonework pedestal with a foundation in the shape of an irregular eleven-pointed star.
The statue which was presented to the United States by the people of France in 1886 is 46 m (151 ft) tall without the pedestal. So that this statue is welcome to stand on our number 3.
#2 : Bamyan Buddha
This statue has been watching the caravans passing silk road since 554.
This statue of standing Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan, situated 230 km (143 miles) northwest of Kabul at an altitude of 2500 meters (8,202 ft).
Too bad, this statue was intentionally destroyed by taliban at the beginning of 21 AD.
Having height of 53 metres, this statue is in our number 2.
#1 : Mother Motherland
The Motherland Calls, also called Mother Motherland or simply The Motherland, or The Mamayev Monument is a statue in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad.
The model who posed for Mother Motherland, Valentina Izotova, a native of the city, is still recognized for her resemblance to the statue. She was recruited by Lev Maistrenko, an artist who was working on the memorial complex in the early 1960s. According to some sources the statue was partially inspired by Winged Victory of Samothrace, with somewhat more extended drapery. Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov is buried in the area of the monument.
Measuring 85 meters (279 feet) from the tip of its sword to the top of the plinth, The statue is at our number 1 of 5 tallest statue in the world.
Let's roll back from the number 5.
In number 5, we have Sphinx from Egypt. It is 20 m tall.
Stands in number 4, Christ The Redeemer from Brazil with the height of 39.6 m.
We are all welcome The Statue of Liberty, which is 46 m tall, in our number 3.
The Bamyan Buddha, which had been standing beside the silk road since 554, was 53 m. So that this statue also stands in our number 2.
Finally, number 1, with the height of 85 m, The Mother Motherland from Russia.
And this is the end of this article. Thanks for reading.
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