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National Monument

The National Monument on Calton Hill in Edinburgh is Scotland's memorial to those who died in the Napoleonic Wars. The designers of the monument, Charles Cockerell and William Playfair, were said to have been inspired by the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, but after work started in 1822 only the twelve columns seen today were ever completed.


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Taken on September 23, 2009