Monday, February 16, 2015

The Lincoln Memorial Could Have Been an Egyptian Pyramid

On February 12, 1915, officials laid the cornerstone of the now-iconic Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., half-a-century after Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Congress approved $2 million for the project: a neoclassical monument designed by architect Henry Bacon. But, as History explains, if Bacon's design wasn't chosen, the Lincoln Memorial would have looked quite different, like, say, an Egyptian pyramid. continue...

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