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Rock statue of King Decebal on the Danube River, RomaniaThe Statue of Dacian king Decebalus is a 40-m 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 Dragan and it took 10 years (1994–2004) for twelve sculptors to finish it, at a cost of over one million dollars.Right in front of the statue, but on the Serbian shore facing Romania, there is an ancient memorial plaque (Tabula Traiana) commemorating the victories of the Roman Empire over the Dacian kingdom in 105.Under the face of Decebalus there is a Latin inscription which reads “DECEBALUS REX—DRAGAN FECIT” (“King Decebal—Made by Drăgan”).
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