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monument

A physical object,either natural or artificial,used by surveyors as a reference point.It may be a concrete block,iron pin,rod,stone marker,or other such thing set in place in order to bear witness to the reference point,or it may be a tree,bridge,river,or fence.

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All 117,000 tickets to the dedication ceremony viewing already have been given out, said Betsy Glick, spokeswoman for the American Battle Monuments Commission.
Among the more notable essays is "'The book, the leafe, yea and the very sentence': Sixteenth-Century Literacy in Text and Context," in which Cynthia Wittman Zollinger utilizes various narrative examples to illustrate the means by which the Acts and Monuments "offers an extensive ethnography of Protestant reading and writing practices, a social document which maps the cultural role of literacy and its iconic identification with the Protestant faith" (103).
For the period from 1870 to 1914 he discusses with meticulous expertise a wide range of iconographic objects, such as t he Cologne Cathedral, the Marienburg, the Walhalla, the Victory Column, the Hermannsdenkmal, the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument and the proliferation of Bismarck statues and monuments up and down the country.
Exercising his power under the Antiquities Act, which allows the President of the United States to protect places of exceptional historic or scientific value as national monuments, he signed an executive order transforming 328,000 acres of Sequoia National Forest into Sequoia National Monument "for future generations to study and enjoy.
Between 1920 and 1925, every municipal council in France erected a memorial to its local dead--36,000 monuments composing a collective cenotaph in memory of the 1.
Khrushchev's monument was unpopular with his successors, and Neizvestny's sculpture for the facade of the Communist headquarters in Ashkhabad caused a scandal when it was unveiled because it was composed around the shape of a cross.
Still, as we've seen in three recent controversies involving American museums and monuments, remembering is not always an easy or pleasant task.
It was, in fact, the restoration of sartholdi's masterpiece, The Statue of Liberty, that served as a prototype for rescuing New York City's decaying public monuments.
One surprising revelation of last year's work concerns the hieroglyphic inscriptions on stone monuments and temples in Copan's "Main Group," composed of the Acropolis--the architectural center of the ancient city -- and surrounding platforms, pyramids, stairways and plazas.
Wertheimer-Liberty Monuments of Southampton, PA is excited to be celebrating its 83rd anniversary.
The NHCP Guidelines on Monuments Honoring National Heroes, Illustrious Filipinos and Other Personages states that a monument cannot be relocated if 'relocating a monument will mean its destruction; if there was no prior consultation or due process; if the site to relocate the monument is still uncertain, if the new development plans conflict with those of the existing plans.
The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is one of eight that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited during the course of a review of 27 national monuments ordered by President Trump, which elevated its profile despite its relatively small size.