9 Famous Statues Throughout History and the World

Examine the past with these monuments to history.

historic statues
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The Great Sphinx of Giza

Giza Plateau, Egypt

A picture of the side profile of the Great Sphinx of Giza showing its head and the upper part of its body. A pyramid can be seen in the background.
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The Colossus of Rhodes

Island of Rhodes, Greece - Destroyed

Colossus of Rhodes Engraving
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The Terracotta Army

Xi’an, China

Terracotta soldiers in burial formation
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The Buddhas of Bamiyan

Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan - Destroyed 

Smaller Bamiyan Buddha before and after its destruction
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Pietà

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Michelangelo's Pieta statue
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David

Florence, Italy

Michelangelo's statue of David
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The Statue of Liberty

New York City, United States

The Statue of Liberty
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Christ the Redeemer

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer statue
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The Motherland Calls

Volgograd, Russia

The Motherland Calls statue
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