Top 10 Most Famous Statues in the World
A statue is considered to be beautiful and distinctive. It is the symbol of cultures and traditions of a nation. The world is no short of statues. Some of them are beautiful and structured creatively, while others are famous for their extreme heights. Here are the top 10 most famous statues in the world.
10. Olmec Heads:
The Olmec Heads is an ancient yet one of the most famous statues in the world. It tracks its history back from Pre-Columbian civilization times. This statue was founded in 1400 BC to 400 BC. It is a well known aspect of the Olmec civilizations, with an approximate size of 3.4 m height. The statue expands its pair at Tres Zapotes, at 1.47 m.
9. Mount Nemrut:
The Mount Nemrut is about 2004 m (7000 ft) high mountain. The statue is situated on the same mountain in the south Turkey. It is close to Adiyaman city. It was constructed in 62 BC during the times of King Antiochus I Theos. This mountain also has the tiny statues of lions, eagles and some other monuments of the ancient times.
8. Moai, Easter Island:
The statue of Moai Easter is carved by the Rapa Nui. This was constructed between the years 1250 to 1500. This is famous to have big heads of varying sizes. The Moai has been erected with about 34 ft height and is the tallest statue here. Its weight is about 76 tons.
7. David Statue:
The David Statue is situated in Italy. It is one of the most marvelous and beautiful masterpieces of Renaissance sculpture. This statue was created in 1501. It is a creation of the Italian artist Michelangelo. The approximate height of the statue is 5.11 m (16 ft). It is placed in the Accademia Gallery, Florence since 1873.
6. The Little Mermaid Statue:
The Little Mermaid is a statue situated in Denmark. It is made of pure quality bronze and belongs to the fairy tales of the Hans Christian Andersen’s times. This statue was created in 1913 and it has so far become one of the most famous statues in the world. Its estimated height is only 4 ft.
5. Great Sphinx:
The Great Sphinx is situated at the Giza Plateau, close to the Cairo, Egypt. It is one of the oldest and most prominent statues in the world. This can also be named as the biggest monolith, much smaller than the Pyramids around. The history lovers always come to view the beauty of this statue and it was constructed in 2500 BC by the pharaoh Khafre.
4. Lions of Delos:
The Lions of Delos are present close to the Mykonos. This is actually a small island of Delos. It is famous for its mythological and archaeological places within the Greece. The statue was constructed in 600 BC, but it is now kept in the Archaeological Museum of Delos since 1999.
3. Mother Russia Statue:
The Mother Russia statue (also known as The Motherland Calls), is a well known statue of Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia. This has an estimated measurement of 82 meters (270 ft) high and the sword is about 31 m (105 ft) in length.
2. Statue of Liberty:
The Statue of Liberty is known to be one of the best gifts of France to America. This has become a symbol of beauty and celebration in USA. It is standing in New York and represents a woman wearing a stola, a radiant crown and sandals, trampling a broken chain. This status carries a torch in one hand and a tabula ansata tablet in the other.
1. Christ the Redeemer:
The Christ the Redeemer is a Jesus Christ statue, found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This statue’s actual location is the peak of the 600 m (2200 ft) Corcovado Mountain. It is standing about 39 m (120 ft) high from the surface of the earth.