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Statue of Decebalus
Romania

The Statue of Dacian king Decebalus is a 40-meter high statue that is the tallest rock sculpture in Europe. It is located on the Danube's rocky bank, near the city of Orşova, Romania.


The idea belonged to Romanian businessman and historian Iosif Constantin Drăgan and it took 10 years (1994-2004) for the 12 sculptors to finish it and in the end, it cost over a million dollars.

Right in front of the statue, but on the Serbian shore facing Romania, can be found an ancient memorial plaque (Tabula Traiana) commemorating the victories of the Roman Empire over the Dacian kingdom in 105.

Under the face of Decebal there is a Latin inscription which reads "DECEBALUS REX - DRAGAN FECIT" ("King Decebal - Made by Drăgan").

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Copyright: Michael Pop
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 21/09/2009
Uploaded: 22/09/2009
Updated: 02/03/2015
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Tags: statue; decebalus; decebal; iosif constantin dragan; dragan fecit; danube; shore; roman empire; king; rock; sculpture; tallest
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