In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Lengthening shadows cast by giant stone structures, like obelisks or the pillars of Stonehenge, were used by ancient civilizations to measure time.
- The sad truth is that she's barely mentioned in the 3,000 years of effigies and hieroglyphics that cover the towering columns, needle-like obelisks and endless sarcophagi.
- ‘The obelisk is a remarkable landmark, but made even more important because it was one of the first such monuments to be built,’ he said.
- All I could see, from a distance, were numerous hands vigorously hurling stones at the aforementioned obelisk.
- Work involved the repair and cleaning of headstones, above-ground chambers, obelisks and monuments together with the construction of boundary walls and ornate railings.
- Living in north Alton as a child, I played in the Confederate cemetery, both tree-shaded and open, green and lovely, with a granite obelisk monument to the dead.
- Over the past few years, the English archaeologist David Philipson has uncovered a dense underground network of burial chambers and connecting tunnels below them, proof that the obelisks were funeral monuments.
- Porterfield ventures to propose that the obelisk was ‘a monument that advanced the culture and politics of an era, not a regime’.
- I walked from the fort site three miles to the stone obelisk marking the place where Captain Fetterman and his men met their end in 1866.
- Finally in 1885 it was replaced by an obelisk known as Flinders' Column.
- From the orange obelisk monument of Ohakune, to the corrugated iron sheep and dog combo, outlandish structures remind us of the cargo-cult of tourism and a need to be noticed.
- High above a hill in Oakwood Cemetery at Troy, New York, stands a huge obelisk, a monument to the life of Maj.
- Thus, at Treblinka, the memorial to those killed consists of 17,000 granite shards surrounding a large obelisk broken down the middle.
- Travelers to Egypt are still impressed with its great pyramids, slender obelisks and avenues of monuments.
- Jordan arrived at work yesterday to find a stone obelisk in front of the restaurant toppled over.
- The battle site was for many years recorded by a stone obelisk which stood on the bank of the river at Oldbridge but which was blown up in the early years of the 20th century.
- For instance, in 1676 the academicians of Aries undertook the reconstruction of a Roman obelisk excavated nearby under the supervision of the academy.
- More than one-quarter of Australia's civic memorials are obelisks or columns - traditional cemetery forms.
- Tall, stone obelisks and stellae exemplify the building skills of the people.
- Most of its grandeur - all that street furniture of pillars, obelisks and pyramids - is the work of one man: Joze Plecnik, who studied in Prague.
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