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“The Roaring Lion” Monument

In 1920, eight of the defenders of the Tel Hai Courtyard were killed in the famous difficult battle which has become a symbol. In their memory, in 1934 a statue in the shape of a lion was erected in the cemetery which is situated between Tel Hai and Kfar Giladi. The sculptor who made it was Avraham Melnikov, who got the rock for the statue in a nearby quarry. The idea for the creation of the statue arose in Melnikov a decade before, but financial difficulties delayed its creation. Incidentally, it is interesting to know that before Melnikov got conformation to start his work, suggestions by other artists were examined as well. The creation of the statue itself took about five years and Melnikov received the help of other artist stonemasons, graduates of the Bezalel School in Jerusalem. On the fa?ade of this large monument are etched the mythical words uttered by the commander of this famous battle, Joseph Trumpeldor, just before he died: "It is good to die for our country”, and next to it are the names of the fallen. The image of the lion turning its head upwards, in a great roar, has become one of the most well-known monuments in Israel.

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