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Temple of History: Symbolism at the U.S. National Archives | BRIdge From The Past

How does the symbolism at the National Archives Building give us clues about its purpose? In this episode of BRIdge From The Past, Mary examines both the inside and outside of the United States National Archives Building located in Washington, DC. Standing 166 feet tall, 213 feet wide, and 330 feet long, the National Archives Building features columns similar to the Lincoln Memorial and houses some of the most important documents in American history. What Founding principles do the statues outside and rotunda inside the building represent? How do they relate to the historical documents that are kept inside of its walls?

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