The monument to the Lion of Judah is a statue of the Lion of Judah, symbol of Ethiopian Emperors and Ethiopia, and is located in Addis Ababa.
The monument is located in the square of the Addis Ababa railway station in Addis Ababa and marks the end of Winston Churchill Avenue, one of the main arteries of the city. The sculpture of the Lion of Judah, in gilded bronze, is placed on a black granite pedestal decorated with relief portraits of emperors Menelik II, Haile Selassie I, Zewditu, and Ras Makonnen Wolde Mikael. The work was made by the French sculptor Georges Gardet in 1930, on the occasion of the coronation of Emperor Hailé Selassié on 2 November 1930. After the 1974 revolution, the Derg regime thought of removing the monument, symbol of the monarchy, but an association of Arbegnoch veterans claimed that it was a memory of Ethiopian antifascist resistance and a symbol of Ethiopia. Therefore, the regime agreed to leave the monument, which is still in front of the Addis Ababa central station. In 1954, a new monument was commissioned by Emperor Hailè Selassiè from sculptor Maurice Calka.
Hailemelekot Teklu Kidane | Jun 10, 2017
GP BearBear | Feb 17, 2013
Too small, not powerful enough
Kidus Dagnachew | Apr 19, 2017
Lion of Judah!
Giacinto Dammicco | Jan 16, 2018
In abbandono, in un giardinetto chiuso e malridotto. Peccato.
Temesgen Akele | Apr 5, 2018
The Statue which is located near the old train station consists the lion and 3 fomer kings and quen. The statues placed here are rally beautiful and catches attention. I was impressed.
Temesgen Akele | Jul 14, 2018
The Statue which is located near the old train station consists the lion and 3 former kings and a queen. The statues placed here are really beautiful and catches attention. I was impressed.
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