The 'Lectern' - Talerstolen - at Skamlingsbanken, Denmark
The 'Lectern' (Talerstolen) at Skamlingsbanken, a large hill located in Vejstrup Parish, Jutland, Denmark, between Kolding and Christiansfeld. Erected in 1903 and designed by Lorenz Frolich and made by Niels Larsen Stevns, the monument tells (with national, Christian and Nordic symbols) the struggle for the mother tongue. Several major historic public meetings took place here during and after the disputes over the territory of Schleswig-Holstein. When peace returned, there was an exchange of territories between the kingdom and the Duchy of Southern Jutland. As a result, eight non-Jutland parishes in the northern part of Tyrstrup Herred, including Vejstrup Parish, were transferred to the kingdom and Skamlingsbanken thereafter fell within the borders of Denmark.
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RS-273 Apadana Palace, Persepolis, Iran
Apadana Palace, Persepolis, Iran.
Began by Darius the Great and completed by his son Xerxes I 30 years later in 480 BC, the palace was used by The King of Kings for official audiences. It had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60 m long with seventy-two columns, thirteen of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19 m high with a square Taurus and plinth. The tops of the columns are sculpted in animal forms such as two headed bulls, lions and eagles.
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Old inscriptions in the Ezana stone, an artifact from the ancient Kingdom of Aksum
Old inscriptions in the Ezana stone, an artifact from the ancient Kingdom of Aksum, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Axum, Ethiopia, Africa
© Michael Runkel
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