"This magnificent monument was erected by the Mogul emperor Shah Jehan (1625-1658), for a favorite wife who died in 1631."—Myers, 1905

Taj Mahal

"This magnificent monument was erected by the Mogul emperor Shah Jehan (1625-1658), for a favorite wife…

An ancient monument built in 520 CE by Theodoric the Great as his future tomb.

Tomb of Theodoric at Ravenna

An ancient monument built in 520 CE by Theodoric the Great as his future tomb.

The Greek Throne is a Harpy Monument from Xanthos in Lycia.

Greek Throne

The Greek Throne is a Harpy Monument from Xanthos in Lycia.

"In the time of Trajan, the Arch of titus and the Colossus of Nero (a gilt bronze statue 120 feet high), stood near the site now occupied by the church of S. Francesca Romana. They were removed by Hadrian to make room for the Temple of Venus and Rome, the arch being placed in its present position, and the colossus on the large square pedestal near the Colosseum, of which some remains may be still identified." — Young, 1901

Arch of titus

"In the time of Trajan, the Arch of titus and the Colossus of Nero (a gilt bronze statue 120 feet high),…

This trophy design is part of a monument.

Trophy

This trophy design is part of a monument.

An illustration of a monumental brass erected in honor of Sir Roger de Trumpington located at St. Mary and St. Michael's Church in Trumpington Cambridgeshire, England.

Sir Roger de Trumpington

An illustration of a monumental brass erected in honor of Sir Roger de Trumpington located at St. Mary…

Warren's Monument was created in memory of Mason and fallen Bunker Hill hero Dr. Joseph Warren in 1794 by King Solomon's Lodge of Masons and was initially an 18 foot (5.5 m) wooden pillar topped with a gilt urn.

Warren's Monument

Warren's Monument was created in memory of Mason and fallen Bunker Hill hero Dr. Joseph Warren in 1794…

A monument to Generals Wolfe and Montcalm, both slain at the Heights of Abraham.

Monument to Wolfe and Montcalm

A monument to Generals Wolfe and Montcalm, both slain at the Heights of Abraham.

A monument celebrating General James Wolfe and Louis-Joseph de Montcalm.

Wolfe Monument

A monument celebrating General James Wolfe and Louis-Joseph de Montcalm.

The Monument marks the grave site of the bones of victims of the Wyoming Massacre, which took place on July 3, 1778. Local residents banded together to defend the area against an invasion of British Tories as well as pro-Tory Native Americans. The battle ended in defeat for the colonial fighters and considerable brutality followed the actual Battle. In 1833, the bones were reinterred in a vault under the present Monument. The monument is located in the borough of Wyoming, Pennsylvania.

The Wyoming Monument

The Monument marks the grave site of the bones of victims of the Wyoming Massacre, which took place…