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The Windhoek Equestrian Monument against the sunset

  • ... that it is claimed that the Reiterdenkmal (pictured), an equestrian monument in the centre of Windhoek, Namibia, is the only monument in the world where an ordinary soldier is placed on horseback?







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A dark brown limestone slab littered with rock engravings in light brown. The engravings all show African animals, with a large giraffe on the left. At the centre is a fantasy creature of a lion with human toes and an impossibly long tail. At the tip of the tail there is a pug mark with six toes.



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A red-roofed yellow building in bright sunlight, built in German colonial style. Over the entrance is a red cross and the inscription "Elisabeth Haus"



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A yellow and white neo-classicist building in bright sunlight. The roof of corrugated iron sheets is painted dark red, on the main gable the inscriptions read "A.D.1913" and "SADC Tribunal". Seven flagpoles with national flags of countries from the Southern African Development Community are mounted onto the pavement in front of the building.



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The Windhoek Equestrian Monument against the sunset

  • ... that it is claimed that the Reiterdenkmal (pictured), an equestrian monument in the centre of Windhoek, Namibia, is the only monument in the world where an ordinary soldier is placed on horseback?



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  • ... that Creole slaves under the leadership of Oude Ram Afrikaner were among the first to call themselves Africans, and that Afrikaans got its name from this appellation?



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  • ... that despite receiving a budget allocation in 2003, the public sports stadium in Gibeon, Namibia hadn't been repaired as of December 2007?



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  • ... that a decomposing rhino carcass and lack of water led to the establishment of Henties Bay?



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