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Famous Bells

Named bells linked physically or historically to a WHS.

Connected Sites

  • Cracow Zygmunt is a bell that hangs inside Zygmunt's Tower at Wawel Cathedral in Krak?w, Poland. It was cast in 1520 from metal melted from the weapons of soldiers defeated by Polish forces. The bell is rung only on the most important occasions, such as the election of a new pope, the outbreak of war, or the conclusion of war. To ring the bell requires 8-12 men.
  • Gusuku of Ryukyu Gusuku's the Bridge of Nations Bell of Shuri Castle
  • Gyeongju Emille Bell, one of largest bell made in Asia and it's said that its ringing can be heard over 3 Km radius when struck only lightly with the fist
  • Hwaseong Fortress "The gate (South Gate) also houses a bell called Paldalmun Dongjong, which was originally cast in Gaeseong in 1080 and was refounded in 1687 by Dohwaseung, the chief priest of Manuisa Temple for use in Buddhist ceremonies. 123 cm tall and 75 cm in diameter, it hangs from a dragon-shaped suspension ring..." (Wiki)
  • Independence Hall "Liberty Bell" (first hung in what was to become "Independence Hall" in 1753. Rung at the time of numerous events both "revolutionary" and other. Hidden during British occupation and rehung 1785. Moved from Independence Hall steeple to its "Declaration chamber" in 1852. Has been on various USA and World tours. Moved to a nearby pavilion in 1976 and then to a nearby purpose-built Liberty Bell centre" in Mar 2003)
  • Kaesong Yonbuk Bell, housed in Namdae Gate are both National Treasures of the DPRK "The gate houses the Yŏnbok Bell cast in 1346 and weighing 14 tonnes. Recovered from Yŏnbok Temple when it was destroyed by fire in 1563, the bell was used to call out the hours until the early 20th century." wiki
  • Kremlin and Red Square "Tsar Bell" - Largest in the World
  • Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha Mount Emei - Baogua Temple's 25-ton bronze Bell, reputedly the second-largest bell in China. Its echo claim to be heard up to 15 km (9 miles) away.
  • Nikko Korean Bell in Nikko A large bell hangs in a pavilion near a pagoda in Toshogu Shrine, the final resting place of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first of the Tokugawa Shoguns. The bell was a gift from the Joseon Dynasty of Korea.
  • Strasbourg Cathedral: Sechs Glocken konnten damals erhalten werden, darunter die gro├če, 1427 gegosseneHeiliggeist- oder Totenglocke (auch le bourdon oder le grand bourdon genannt). Sie ist ein Werk von Meister Hans Gremp und wiegt rund 8.500 Kilogramm. (Wiki)
  • Tauric Chersonese Bell of Chersonesos Link
  • Westminster "Big Ben"

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  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
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  5. Be explained, with reference to a source