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  1. Monumental Messages

  2. Mount Rushmore • Originally wanted to sculpt “western heroes” like Buffalo Bill Cody • Instead chose Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, and Lincoln • Black Hills region of South Dakota

  3. Statue of Liberty • Robed female figure representing Libertas(Roman goddess of freedom) • Designers decided not to have her hold a broken chain since it was too soon after the Civil War. Instead chain lies at her feet. • Gift of the French to the United States • Has towered over the New York Harbor since 1886.

  4. Lincoln Memorial • Greets you at the top of a flight of stairs • Opposite end of the National Mall; Overlooks the Reflecting Pool, Washington Monument, and Capitol Hill • Open hand, closed fist • One foot forward, one foot back

  5. Technology:Hanging Gardens of Babylon

  6. Hanging Gardens of Babylon • Built to cheer up his wife, Amyitis, who was homesick for the green, mountainous terrain of the Medes • Constructedanastonishingarray of temples, streets, palaces and walls • Characterized as an evil king in some religious texts