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This statue is known as the statue of 3 lies.
1. This is not John Harvard
2. John Harvard is not the founder of the university.
3. Harvard was not founded in 1638.
Lies aside, this statue is the 3rd most photographed statue in the...More
Everyone who visits Harvard feels compelled to stop by the statue of John Harvard and take a picture with him. And it's easy enough to do, since it's in the middle of the Yard.
Any guide or guidebook will tell you why it's the "statue...More
Strangely, John Harvard was not the founder of the college or of University Hall where he is placed and apparently nobody knows what he actually looked like. I was surprised why so many tourists wanted to have their photo taken in front of the large...More
If you visit Harvard, you just have to see the statue of John Harvard outside University Hall, even though it has three inaccuracies: (1) there was no known likeness of John Harvard so a student sat for the pose, (2) John Harvard was not the...More
Sitting and facing the harvard University is iconic John Harvard statue in black stone. Every student touches the shoes of this state before beginning his curriculum. However we were told that he face and body structure may not be of John Harvard as no actual...More
This statue is located right in the middle of the square, which could be a delight to relax in summer time.
However due to the weather conditions we were experiencing, we could not even look straight at the statue.
What I found interesting is that...More