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Top 5 Tallest Statue in The World (with photos)

Updated on June 14, 2008

Introduction

 

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.

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#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pure copper, hung on a framework of steel with the exception of the flame of the torch, which is coated in gold leaf (originally made of copper and later altered to hold glass panes.)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.

Final Words

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.

Any suggestion for number 10 to 6?

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      Adriana 2 months ago

      Christ the Redeemer is so beautiful! it's truly amazing!

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      Tiana 10 months ago

      omg soo cool

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      Christ 2 years ago

      Agree. You can see even in the pictures here that the Christ is bulkier.

      It is a bigger statue than the Statue of Liberty, in general terms.

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      JG 2 years ago

      The only reason the 'Statue of Liberty' is taller than 'Christ the Redeemer' is because it has its arms up holding the torch.

      Head to head/shoulder to shoulder, the Christ is taller.

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      Zaydoqa o 4 years ago

      That is awesome

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      Joshua Darling 4 years ago

      Mother Motherland is not, someone needs to update this info what happened to spring temple buddha located Lushan County, Henan, China. Which is 128 m (420 ft) and sits on a 25 m building (82 ft) a total of 502 ft motherland calls is only 91 meters 279 ft in third place. Lady Liberty in New York in second 46 meters 151 ft 1inch from ground to torch 93 meters 305 ft 1 inch. Spring Buddha temple number one been that way from 2002

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      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      This is interesting!

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      jagadish 4 years ago

      i love the lord jesus

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      westafina 4 years ago

      christ the redeemer is the tallest statue in the world

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      PAUL 4 years ago

      The statue of Liberty is actually 305 feet 1 inches (93 metres) tall from the ground to the tip of the flame.It is the equivalent height of a 22 storey building.Taking this into account makes the Statue of Liberty the worlds second tallest the tallest being the Mother Motherland statue in Russia which from pedestal to the top stands at a total of 335 feet(102 metres) These measurements are taken from the Statue Of Liberty website at http://www.nps.gov/stli/historyculture/statue-stat...

      Top of base to torch 151'1" 46.05m

      Ground to tip of torch 305'1" 92.99m

      Heel to top of head 111'1" 33.86m

      Length of hand 16'5" 5.00m

      Index finger 8'0" 2.44m

      Head - Chin to cranium 17'3" 5.26m

      Width of head 10'0" 3.05m

      Width of eye 2'6" 0.76m

      Length of nose 4'6" 1.37m

      Length of right arm 42'0" 12.80m

      Width of right arm 12'0" 3.66m

      Width of waist 35'0" 0.67m

      Width of mouth . 3'0" 91.00m

      Length of tablet 23'7" 7.19m

      Width of tablet 13'7" 4.14m

      Thickness of tablet 2'0" 0.61m

      Ground to pedestal 154'0" 46.94m

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      Gyasi 5 years ago

      Omg!!!!!!!Wow! That is awasome

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      Mark 5 years ago

      This is a nice list of tall statues, but as a previous commenter mentioned, it's missing quite a few. It looks like this list was put together sometime on or after 2007. There were several taller statues built since then. But even in 2007 there were 7 statues taller than The Motherland Calls. Bamiyan Buddha no longer exists, so it probably shouldn't be in the list. And there's a serious typo: it was destroyed in 2001, or the early 21st century, not "21 AD". The Statue of Liberty is the tallest statue in the US, but on the word stage, it comes in at about #30 (or #23 in 2007), not #3.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statues_by_he...

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      Ken 5 years ago

      Some one may estimate the costs of construction, who did thT and why?

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      Hey Tashana 5 years ago

      I would like to know why you were studying Statues in music class? Im a Music teacher and would like to find out. Oh and I didn't hear that you got a $200 bribe.

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      Tashana L. 5 years ago

      We had to do project in music class on if the statue is the tallest or not it seems that the statue of liberty is not it is the tallest statue in the world it is the 3rd tallest in the world.the 1st in the world is the mother motherland.The 2nd is the Bamyan Buddhay.The 4th is Christ the redeemer.The fifth is the Sphinx.So, on my project I put the Statue of Liberty is the 3rd statue in the world. I didn`t put all of the words I put on here on the project. On the project I got an 100% A+ and I got 200 dollars from my parents.Good luck on your projects.God bless you.and pray for mean friends.

      The End

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      i belong 2 jesus 5 years ago

      i luv christ statue its my life dat statue.......

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      marreona jackson 6 years ago

      i think they are pretty big you should bild some more

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      marreona 6 years ago

      those are pretty

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      Boy 6 years ago

      That is a giant

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      n ghvn vgfbn hft 6 years ago

      all play rs

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      wewc 6 years ago

      i like the sa=tatuw

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      Guy 6 years ago

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      susuy 6 years ago

      staaue of liberty is 154ft

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      sehdddeseyhghjfjfxxg 6 years ago

      This was a very helpful site I would recomened it to every one who is looking to see magnificant statues. Special thanks to the author for putting this up.

      Sir Cridic

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      sdfhsfhfg 6 years ago

      Christ the Redeemer is taller than the Statue of Liberty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Geoff 6 years ago

      Doesn't matter how tall it is, Mother Russia calls is a beautiful, incredible work, and well represents how Russia called and behind Zukhov they came! Russia was the largest part of 'roper dopering' Hitler and rendering and squashing Nazi's then. Long live a country that had to take it on the chin, and win. hugs from Canada!

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      mart 7 years ago

      very good

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      aj10 7 years ago

      omg!!!!!!!!!!!!11 that thing is huge oh blehlum

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      jd14 7 years ago

      i dont think the ushiku amida daibutsu buddha of ibaraki is taller than the motherland calls there, darlen

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      chacha ; 7 years ago

      you know what . i do this as my project tht coming soon . it is very meaningfull .

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      sews2much 7 years ago

      The Russian statue is 101 meters high. I have been to place myself. The official website in in Russian and indicated 101 meters. Thank you for the nice work you have done on this site.

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      darlen 8 years ago

      i'm pretty sure that ushiku amida daibutsu buddha of ibaraki prefecture in japan is taller than that one in russia. the buddha itself stands 100 meters high plus the flatform which make it 120 meters high.

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