Sculpture of Dacian King Decebalus in Romania, declared the largest rock sculpture on a river bank

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The World Record Academy has declared the Decebalus‘ rock sculpture from the Iron Gates, on the bank of Danube in Romania as “the World’s Largest Rock Sculpture On a River Bank“.

The sculpture, climbed on a rocky outcrop on the river Danube at the Iron Gates, which form the border between Romania and Serbia, near the town of Orsova, was commissioned by Romanian businessman Iosif Constantin Drăgan and it took 10 years, from 1992 to 2001, for twelve sculptors to finish it and over a ton of dynamite was used.

The rock sculpture of Decebalus is a 42.9 m (141 ft) in height and 31.6 m (104 ft) in width carving in rock of the face of Decebalus (r. AD 87–106), the last king of Dacia, who fought against the Roman emperors to preserve the independence of his country, which corresponded to modern Romania.

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