It was carved out of natural rock in memory of the heroic deaths of the Swiss mercenaries at the Tuileries in Mark Twain described the Lion of Lucerne as the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world.
Lion of Lucerne, Switzerland-hewn in by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. Mark Twain praised the sculpture of
Staglieno - Cimitero Monumentale (Staglieno Monumental Cemetary) The Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno is an extensive cemetery located on a hillside in the district of Staglieno of Genoa, Italy, famous for its monumental sculpture.