Europe: Processed stones Децебал / Decebalus

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Самой высокой скульптурой в Европе, высеченной в скале, является статуя Децебала, дакийского царя (86 — 106 гг. н. э). Это скалистое творение расположено на берегу реки Дунай, возле города Орсова, Румыния. Скульптура, высота которой 40 метров, была завершена только пять лет назад.



Statue of Decebalus is the tallest sculpture in Europe which is carved in rock. 40 meters high statue is located at Danube rocky coast near the town Orşova in Romania. Decebalus was Dacian King who was famous for fighting three wars against Roman empire. He ruled the Dacians from 87 to 106 AD. At the end he killed himself, not allowing Romans to capture him alive. Sculpture is idea by the Iosif Constantin Drăgan – Romanian historian. Building began in 1994 and finished in 2004. They needed a 12 sculptors and over 1 million dollars to finish it. Under the Decebal face, carved in the stone is inscription on Lating language “DECEBALUS REX – DRAGAN FECIT” which means “King Decebal – Drăgan Fecit”.