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What is inside the Lincoln Memorial Building?

The Lincoln Memorial interior is divided into three chambers (north, south, and central). Two rows of four Ionic columns separate the chambers. Gaze up at these 50 foot high columns. The north and south side chambers contain carved inscriptions of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address and his Gettysburg Address.

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Also to know is, what is inside the Lincoln Memorial?

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address and his second inaugural address.

Beside above, what type of columns are on the Lincoln Memorial? The classic design features 36 Doric columns outside, symbolizing the states in the Union at Lincoln's death. The building measures 204 feet long, 134 feet wide, and 99 feet tall, with 44-foot columns.

People also ask, can you go inside the Lincoln Memorial?

Most visitors to the memorial will go straight inside, totally oblivious to features of the memorial hidden in plain sight. However, these are actually important symbols. In fact, this symbol of the fasces is so important, you will also see them inside on the walls and on the Lincoln statue itself.

Why is Lincoln sitting in the Memorial?

To drive the point home, the inscription above the statue reads: "In this temple as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever."

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