Stonehenge Moves to London

Built in 1828 to commemorate the Duke of Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park, London is set to become a public gallery. Launching the new exhibition site, called the Quadriga Gallery (referencing the sculptural group decorating the exterior),is the Stonehenge: Monumental Journey show just in time for the Olympic’s crowd.

The elaborate victory arch has previously served as a traffic island and was at one time home to London’s most diminutive police station. Originally facing the entrance to Hyde Park, the Wellington Arch was moved to its current location in 1883.

Hat-tip to Evan Smythe for this post

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