The monumental statues of Easter Island, both so magisterial and so forlorn, gazing out in their imposing rows over the island’s barren landscape, have been the source of great mystery ever since the island was first discovered by Europeans on Easter Sunday 1722. How could the ancient people who inhabited this tiny speck of land, the most remote in the vast expanse of the Pacific islands, have built such monumental works?
"The "Mystery of Easter Island" remains raveled"
Among America's countless monuments and landmarks, none embodies the principles of the nation quite like Lady Liberty, the colossal statue that stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. A gift from the French that was built and transported in the late 19th century, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of the United States' guarantee of individual freedom.
When a priceless - and cursed - Egyptian statue suddenly disappears out of a collector's home, Rick, Jed and their ingenious robot, Meek, are determined to find out the facts. Soon they are hot on a trail of international thieves and a mystery that spans millenniums, where danger lurks at every turn. Is the horrible curse of Ash-ba about to be fulfilled? Rick, Jed and Meek are about to find out.
New York City has countless landmarks and tourist spots, but few are as old or as associated with the city as the Brooklyn Bridge, the giant suspension bridge that spans nearly 1,600 feet as it connects lower Manhattan to Brooklyn. Indeed the bridge is so old that Manhattan and Brooklyn represented the largest and third-largest cities in America at the time of its construction. The East River posed a formidable enough challenge that taking a ferry across could be dangerous.
India plans to build the world’s tallest statue, twice the height of the Statue of Liberty, honoring a 17th-century Hindu warrior king.
"How a Half-Billion-Dollar Statue Is Dividing India" is from the December 27, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rama Lakshmi and narrated by Sam Scholl.
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but now Liberty's Torch reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi not only forged this 151-foot-tall colossus in a workshop in Paris and transported her across the ocean, but battled to raise money for the statue and make her a reality.
"quite a journey"
Pippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max are happy to be out of harm's way now that the notorious villain Nicholas Rattigan is halfway across the country in Chicago. But unfortunately their home, Dumfreys' Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders, is in danger of closing its doors forever. But their troubles only get worse. The four friends are shocked when their beloved friend, famous sculptor Siegfried Eckleberger, is murdered.
Meet Jarrem Lee, Ghost Hunter (or as he prefers to call it, a psychical detective). With the help of college student Arthur Bennett, he embarks on a series of spine tingling and exciting adventures in the world of the dead. Episode 1: "The Tollington Hall case" - Sir Frederick Carmichael asks Lee to visit Tollington Hall, where a ghost haunts the attic each night. Episode 2: "The Ancient Burial Barrow" - A demon is trying to escape from a grave discovered during an archaeological dig. Episode 03: "Lord Wentworths Statue" - A collector becomes obsessed with a strange statue that becomes more life-like each day.
"Ghost hunter (fun)"
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules is a collection of short stories, some classic, others impending, selected and introduced by David Sedaris.
"Great stories but only 5 of 17 are included"
Instantly recognisable, rising out of New York Harbour, she stands like an ancient goddess guarding the gates to the city. For many she is the symbol of freedom, welcoming outcasts to the shores of a new land. But who is Lady Liberty? And how did she come to be a symbol of hope for so many? The Statue of Liberty is a masterpiece of art and engineering. It is one of the few enduring symbols of America. But did you know that this statue was actually a gift from the people of France?
"The Soviet Union Is Gone. Why Do Lenin Statues Remain?" is from the June 13, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Masha Gessen and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"See a Guy in a Jetpack Float around the Statue of Liberty" was published on November 9, 2015 on CNET.com. It was written by Michael Franco and narrated by Rex Anderson.
Am 15. Juli des Jahres 2063 misslingt das Großexperiment "Star Gate". Ein siebenköpfiges Team landet nicht wie vorgesehen auf dem Mond, sondern auf einem fremden Planeten, den sie Phönix taufen...
Miss Sophie Tennant was a girl of 19, of sweet, if a bit sickly, disposition, and golden curls. She had been confined to her invalid's chair since her childhood after a bad fall. Her health had deteriorated rapidly following her parents' deaths, and she'd hardly risen from it since. Sophie was waiting for her ladies' maid to wheel her to her bedchamber, when she screamed. In front of her she sees a dead body, white and pale in the candlelight. She reaches out a hand and touches its cheek.
In einem alten Haus finden die beiden Freunde Max und Yannick eine kleine weiße Statue. Nicht sehr interessant, so denken sie zuerst. Aber dann sieht Max ein Tierschutzplakat mit sehr ähnlichen Statuen. Sie sind aus Elefantenzähnen, also aus "Elfenbein". Jedes Jahr, so liest er, müssen 20.000 Elefanten sterben, weil Kriminelle mit dem Elfenbein sehr viel Geld verdienen. Ist ihre kleine Statue auch aus Elfenbein? Ist in dem alten Haus vielleicht ein richtiges Elfenbein-Lager?
The Statue of Liberty, one of the world's most iconic symbols, was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. Standing proudly in New York Harbor, it became a welcoming sight to scores of immigrants. Although the statue commemorates the friendship between two countries, the gift almost didn't occur! In this concise history, developed by the US National Park Service, you will learn how the colossal statue was conceived, financed, built, transported, and dedicated.
Dan and Brenda Stevens finally planned a night out without the kids, and were able to find a babysitter at the last minute. Brenda's friend Karen's daughter Susan happened to be free for the evening because her boyfriend was sick, so instead of being stuck home all night with nothing to do her mother suggested she babysit her friend Brenda's kids, and make a little extra money. Susan was happy to earn some easy money for a couple hours.
Janey is looking forward to her date with Brett. She's been wanting to hang out with him for a while. But she's unaware that the creepy, little statue she bought from a downtown store earlier wants to get a piece of Brett, too. He's about to get the milking of a lifetime....
The civil rights leader’s legacy is complicated.
The Cleveland Browns unveiled a bronze statue of legendary running back Jim Brown before Sunday’s game against Baltimore.