Some of the worlds most famous statues

Different statues in the world have been built around the world and even ended up being some of the most amazing man made features in the world. This statues were made for different reasons some for peace, others due to folk tales while others for remembrance .

1. Moai

The monolithic statues are found on Easter island. They were curved by the Polynesian colonizers who lived at the island and it is said that they represent their ancestors or maybe the embodiment of great and powerful chiefs.

2. Christ the Redeemer

The great statue which is found in Rio De Janeiro at the peak of the Corcovado mountain which has amazing views of Rio. It is one of the tallest statues in the world.

3. Statue of Liberty

The statue of Liberty found in United States of America is also one of the most famous statues in the world and it stands on Liberty Island. It was a gift from the French and it represents a woman wearing a stola, a radiant crown and sandals, trampling a broken chain, carrying a torch in her raised right hand and a tabula ansata tablet.

4. Great Sphinx

The sphinx which is found in Giza plateau Egypt is also one of the most famous statues in the world. It is the largest monolith statue in the world although it is considerably smaller than the Pyramids around it.

5.David Statue

The statue was sculptured by Michelangelo. The 5.17 meter (17 ft) marble statue portrays the Biblical King David in the nude and was placed at the Academia Gallery in Florence in Italy, while a replica was placed at its original position  Piazza Della Signoria.