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Arch of Triumph

Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang

The Arch of Triumph is a monument to the home return of the great leader Comrade kimm II Sung who liberated Korea from Japanese colonism.
It is on the crossroads of Kim II Sung Stadium at the foot of Moran Hill.
It was erected in April Juche 71(1982) on the occasion of his 70th birthday of the great leader.
Composed of 10,500 blocks of granite, it is 60m in height and 52.5m in width. Its side width is 36.2m and arch 27m in height and 18.6m in width.
Carved in relief on the arch is the dates "1925-1945" which mark the year when the great leader started the revolution and liberated Korea. For subsidiary group sculptures are also carved in relief. Inscribed on the upper part is the "Song of General Kim II Sung".


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