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|The San Jacinto Monument is a 171 meter high column topped with a 220 ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. ||09/26/2005||548|
|At the very center of Indianapolis is the "State Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument" (1902), designed by Bruno Schmitz (1858-1916), Germany's foremost architect of national monuments. Completed in 1901, the Monument appears to be Schmitz's only commission outside of Germany and Switzerland. Most of the bronze and stone sculptures on the Monument were designed, executed and manufactured b...||12/31/2006||323|
|The Democracy Monument was started in 1939 to commemorate the 1932 revolution that ended the absolute monarchy and introduced Siam's first constitution. The design of the monument is full of symbolism. For example, the four wings are each 24 meters high, signifying the 24th of June date the new constitution was signed. The location of the monument, between the old Grand Palace and the Dusit Pal...||08/23/2005||1,126|
|The Museo de la Revolution is the former Presidential Palace. Historical documents, maps, uniforms, weapons, and so on are on display as well as an entire area on the main floor, dedicated to Che and his struggle in Bolivia.||09/23/2005||355|
|This is the August Kranti Park (August Revolution) in Mumbai,India. This is the place where in August 1942, Gandhi asked the British to "quit" India. This revolution was hence forward known as the "Quit India Movement". A pillar commemmorating the event can be seen on the right. The empty ground on the left is still used by political parties for rallies and speeches.||09/19/2005||370|
|Maximo Gomez born 1836 - died 1905. As commander in chief of the Cuban revolutionary forces, Maximo Gomez y Baez led his armies through the defeat of the Ten Years' War (1868 -1878) as well as their triumph in the Cuban revolution against Spain 20 years later. ||11/01/2005||493|
|The acropolis is in fact an unfinished monument - originally called the "National Monument". Initiated in 1816, a year after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, it was meant to be a replica of the Parthenon in Athens, as a memorial to those who had died in the Napoleonic Wars.|
|Built to commemorate the life of the novelist, Sir Walter Scott the monument was finished on 15th August 1846.|
The Scott Monument is 200 ft. 6in high and 55ft. square at the base; the highest gallery is reached by climbing a total of 287 steps.
It has been described as a Gothic Rocket, you can get an impression of this from the shadow.
|This monument is called "makam echahid" which means the place where the martyre rests. It's a monument in memory of all the martyrs who died during the independence war agaisnt the french colonization.||10/19/2006||857|
|On the hills above Paarl lies the Afrikaans Language Monument, erected in 1975. It is (apparently) the only monument in the world dedicated to a language.||09/14/2005||375|
|Fondly known as Hermann the German, the Hermann Monument in New Ulm dominates the Minnesota River Valley skyline. Inspired by a similar monument near Detmold, Germany, this colossal figure served as an important symbol for members of Sons of Hermann, a fraternal organization of German Americans. In 1885 the 362 Sons of Hermann lodges across the country committed themselves to the construction o...||01/26/2007||511|
|Monument erected in 1825 to Comte de Jean Francois de Galaup de Laperouse. No news was heard of Laperouse after he left here on 10 March 1788. He had set up a camp on the beach just to the north of this monument (now called Frenchmans Bay). The grave of Father Le Receveur, who was wounded in Samoa, is at the other end of the path. The area is now the suburb of La Perouse, Sydney.||08/23/2005||285|