Presentation on theme: " Stands 164ft high, 148ft wide, 72ft wide. Large Vault 95.8ft high and 48ft wide, Small Vault 61.3ft high and 27.7ft wide. This Arc was built by."— Presentation transcript:
Stands 164ft high, 148ft wide, 72ft wide. Large Vault 95.8ft high and 48ft wide, Small Vault 61.3ft high and 27.7ft wide. This Arc was built by order of Napoleon Bonaparte the first to honor the Grande Armee that fought the Napoleonic and Revolutionary war.
Construction begun in 1806 by Jean- Francois- Therese Chalgrin. The Construction was halted between 1814-1826 due too Napoleons Abdication. Project later started by Jean- Nicolas- Huyot, because Chalgrin died in 1811. Napoleon wanted it to be built in 1806 but wasn’t Completed until 1836 and inaugurated by French King, Louis- Philippe. The Arc de Triomphe costed 9.3 millions French francs. All 128 battles Napoleon fought are all inscribed on the white walls along with the generals who fought to.
Engraving translation: Here lies a French soldier who died for the Father land.
The Unknown solider is an unknown French soldier who gave his life during World War I. Every evening at 6:30 pm a torch at the base is rekindled every day and veterans lay blue, red and white wreathes to honor the Unknown soldier. One whole year after WW1, November 12, 1919 it was determined that the Unknown soldier was to be buried at the Pantheon. Following year a large-scale writing campaign it was decided that the Unknown soldier would be buried In the L’Arc De Triomphe. Coffin placed on first floor of chapel in the arch and put in final resting place on January 21,1921.