Learn all about one of America’s most famous landmarks with these 10 shining facts about the Statue of liberty.
1. Despite being a symbol of the American nation, the Statue of Liberty was actually designed by Frenchman named Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
2. The island where Lady Liberty stands was renamed “Liberty Island” in 1937.
3. The Statue of Liberty is made of over 300 layers of copper.
4. The Statue of Liberty’s full title is “Liberty Enlightening the World.”
5. The Statue of Liberty’s name and appearance was derived from the Roman goddess Libertas, whose face was a symbol for freed slaves and often appeared on currency in ancient Rome.
6. The torch Lady Liberty holds is made of 24k gold.
7. The Statue of Liberty’s thumbnail is over a foot long (0.3 meters).
8. The Statue of Liberty holds a tablet of law with the date “July IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776) inscribed on the cover. The tablet is almost 14 (4.3m) feet wide.
9. The Statue of Liberty did not always have her distinctive teal complexion.The piece was originally cast in copper, but exposure to the elements created a green patina across the entire statue. This film is called verdigris.
10. Four million people visit the Statue of Liberty every year.
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