monuments facts Selected as the most interesting among landmarks related questions in Landmarks quiz What are the holes in this Buddha statue for?Windows. The Laykyun Setkyar in Myanmar is the second tallest statue in the world at 116 meters (381 ft), plus 13.5 m (44 ft) for the throne. All top three tallest statues in the world depict Buddha.Created by: globalquiz.orgBuddha facts » Who ordered the construction of Arc de Triomphe in Paris?Napoleon Bonaparte. The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. It was commissioned in 1806 after the victory at Austerlitz by Emperor Napoleon at the peak of his fortunes.Created by: globalquiz.orgParis facts » Where was this photo taken?In Paris. The Arc du Carrousel stands west of the Louvre, not far from the more famous Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile. It was originally surmounted by the famous horses of Saint Mark's Cathedral in Venice, which had been captured in 1798 by Napoleon. In 1815, following the Battle of Waterloo, Quadriga returned to Venice and the arc was topped with a copy.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of France facts » Where was this photo taken?In St. Louis. The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot (192 m) monument in St. Louis, Missouri. It was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally famous symbol of St. Louis. It is the tallest man-made monument in the United States and the world's tallest arch.Created by: СофияWhere was this photo taken facts » Where is this Holocaust Memorial?In Berlin. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a well known memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It consists of 2,711 concrete blocks. Opened in 2005, this large memorial site (19,000 m2, 4.7-acre) is today one of the must-see places in Berlin. It is estimated that some 3.5 million visitors entered the memorial in the first year it was open, or about 10,000 every day.Created by: Hitter smasherBerlin facts » Since 1998, Harvard University wraps marble statues on its campus with waterproof covers every winter. Why?To protect from acid rains. The eastern third of the United States is significantly impacted by acid rain. Acids in the rain react with the calcium compounds in the stones like limestone or marble to create gypsum, which then flakes off.Created by: globalquiz.orguniversities facts » In which European city was this photo taken? It depicts eight meter tall statue of the city's patron.Sofia. The Saint Sofia statue is located at the intersection of Maria Louisa Boulevard and Todor Alexandrov Boulevard. It was erected in 2000 replacing Lenin’s monument, which was removed from the same spot in 1991. The crown symbolizes the power, the wreath the fame and the owl the wisdom. Created by: Lynn Desmondsaints facts » Where was this photo taken?Berlin. The sculpture located atop the Brandenburg Gate was designed by Johann Gottfried Schadow in 1793 as the Quadriga of Victory, as a symbol of peace (represented by the olive wreath carried by Victory). Her olive wreath was subsequently replaced by an Iron Cross.Created by: Kasiahistory of Germany facts » Play landmarks quiz and see all the questions.