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A monument is an structure created to commemorate a person or an important event of historic value or cultural heritage or as a focus for memory of something. The word comes from the Latin "monere," which means "to remind". Main types of monuments are: Statues, Obelisks, Triumphal arches, Memorials structures, Mausoleums and Columns. Certain mills, churches and chapels could also be included.

Mother's monument in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

Mother's monument in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.

Estela de luz May 2012.jpg

Estela de Luz in Mexico City.

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