Statue of Liberty Made From Armenian Copper

YEREVAN (ArmInfo)—The Statue of Liberty is made of Armenian copper, according to the president of a US mining company that owns the Akhtala Ore Mining and Processing Works in Armenia.

Metal Prince President Serob Ter-Pogosian said he has documentary proof that the statue, located on New York’s Liberty Island, was constructed from copper extract from the Akhtala deposit in Armenia’s northern region of Lori.

According to Ter-Pogosian, all the copper ore mined from Akhtala was shipped to France in the 1880s when it was under the management of a French company headed by Henry de Gaulle, father of former French President Charles de Gaulle.

The statue built by the French and shipped to the US, was officially inaugurated in 1886 by President Cleveland. 225 tons of copper was used inconstructing the statue.


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    • Grish Begian said:

      Muslim Turks during Ottomans were %100 illiterate. Only other minorities, especially Armenians run Ottomans economy…see Armenians in Ottoman Turkey ..Turks were very busy in their production line called ‘harems” …

  3. Alex Postallian said:

    Grish: Very important observation,today only 70% are illiterate,but still remain the COWARDS,of the Middle East,surviving on the oil money,like mooches,from their bastard little brother azerbaturk.Or like beggars,on their knees….