10 Most Famous Statues In The World

Waquar Habib

Statue Of Liberty, US

The Statue of Liberty is a 151-foot-tall copper statue designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi in New York Harbor. Installed on October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty depicts Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom.

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Christ The Redeemer, Brazil

Rio's iconic statue of Jesus Christ stands atop Mount Corcovado, completed in 1931. The figure is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, stands 98 feet tall, and has arms that stretch 92 feet wide.

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Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt

The Sphinx is a limestone statue of a lion with a pharaoh's head. It's on the Giza Plateau near the Great Pyramids and dates back to around 2500 BCE. Scholars still debate its purpose and construction method.

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The Thinker, France

The Thinker is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, portraying a man lost in deep thought. It's part of "The Gates of Hell" and has become an emblem of philosophy.

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Moai Statues, Chile

The Moai statues on Easter Island are massive stone figures created by the Rapa Nui people between 1250 and 1500 CE. The tallest Moai stands at 33 feet, carved from a single piece of rock.

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Statue of Unity, India

The world's tallest statue, The Statue of Unity, is a 600-foot monument depicting the Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The statue is a symbol of patriotism and represents Patel's legacy.

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The David, Italy

Michelangelo's masterpiece, The David, depicts the biblical hero standing triumphantly over Goliath. The marble sculpture stands 17 feet tall in Florence's Galleria dell'Accademia.

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The Great Buddha Of Kamakura, Japan

The Kotoku-in Temple's outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha is a 43-foot-tall monument from 1252 that has survived earthquakes and tidal waves. Visitors can enter the statue to view the surroundings.

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Venus de Milo, France

The Venus de Milo is an ancient Greek marble statue of the goddess Aphrodite housed in the Louvre Museum. Despite missing its arms, it was discovered on the island of Milos in 1820 and remains captivating to this day.

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Motherland Calls, Russia

This colossal statue, "The Motherland Monument," depicts a victorious woman with a sword and stands atop Mamayev Kurgan Hill. Completed in 1967, it is one of the tallest statues in the world at 279 feet.

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