#DidYouKnow: The Statue of Liberty Was Originally a Muslim Woman

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February 4, 2017 · 207 views
#DidYouKnow: The Statue of Liberty Was Originally a Muslim Woman

A little-known fact about The Statue of Liberty is that the statue itself was originally intended to represent a female Egyptian peasant as a Colossus of Rhodes for the Industrial Age. The statue’s structure was designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel (yes, that Eiffel), and Lady Liberty was given to the United States by France for its centennial to celebrate the alliance of the two countries formed during the French Revolution.

via smithsonianmag.com

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