Statues are sculpted representation of human beings or animals and have been created since pre historic times and continue to be made to present date. These statues serve as major tourist attraction sites.
Statue of liberty was erected in 1886 to serve as a gift from the people of France to U.S during the celebration of 100 years since the signing of independence declaration. The statue is of a woman in sandals, a beaming crown, and a stola, a chain that is broken and whose raised right hand holds a torch. It stands on Liberty Island, Manhattan in New York.
Christ the Redeemer
Christ the redeemer statue was built in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between the years 1926-1931. This symbol of Christianity stands at a 700m peak of the Corcovado Mountain, with a 30m height excluding the 8m pedestal and 28m arm stretch.
Sphinx of Giza
The great Sphinx of Giza is a creature made of limestone, whose body resembles that of a lion and the head is of a human. Being the largest monolith statue worldwide, it has a length of 73.5m, 19.3 breadths and a 20.22m height. It was built on the Gaza plateau in Egypt, 2000BC.
David statue, found in Italy was constructed by Italian artist Michelangelo during the year 1501-1504. The statue is of a nude male who is assumed to be the biblical hero, David as he envisioned on the fight that was yet to come. It is about 5.17m in height and is considered a masterpiece of renaissance sculpture.
The Olmec colossal heads located to the south-central of Mexico were erected in 1400-400 BC. The heads are enormous and helmeted; a characteristic that enables them to be easily recognized. They are seventeen in number ranging from the tallest, Rancho La Cobata, 34m high to the smallest, Tres Zapotes, 1.47m high.
The motherland calls in Volgograd, Russia was dedicated in 1967 in commemoration of the battle that took place in that area. It has a sword held high in the right hand and the left hand is extended to suggest a calling sign.
The Thinker is a sculpture that was made of bronze by Auguste Rodin in the 1980s. The statue is of a nude male who is over-life size seated on rock, his chin resting on one hand as though in deep thoughts. It is a representative of philosophy whose height is 186cm.
A bronze statue of a little mermaid seated on a rock lies in a harper in Copen Hagen, Denmark. It was engineered by Edvard Eriksen in 1913 in commemoration of a play entitled the little mermaid. It is 1.25m high and weighs 178 kg.
Terrace of Lions
The terrace of lions in Delos Island, Greece was designed in 600BC by the Naxos people as a dedication to Apollo. The original work consisted of nine to twelve guardian lions of marble that lay along the sacred way, however, only five lions have survived the over the years and are found in Delos museum.