Friday’s Findings: Statue of Decebalus

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The Statue of Decebalus (Romanian: Statuia lui Decebal) is the largest rock sculpture in Europe and is located on the Danube River near the city of Orşova, Romania. It took twelve sculptors ten years to complete the statue, which is a whopping 131 feet tall!

This massive sculpture was made in honor of a man named Decebalus, who ruled as the King of Dacia from 87-106 A.D. He is considered a legendary hero in Romanian history.

The largest rock sculpture I’ve ever seen like this one is South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore, which is only 60 feet tall. I would love to see the Statue of Decebalus!

Have you ever seen a famous rock sculpture?


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