Statue of Christ between Argentina and Chile
Argentina and Chile had been at war with each other for many years. Then they saw the light. Melting down the cannons, they used the metal to erect a colossal statue of Christ on the mountain boundary between the two countries. Underneath was placed the inscription: “Sooner shall these mountains crumble into dust than the peoples of Argentina and Chile break the peace, which at the feet of Christ, the Redeemer, they have sworn to maintain.” And so on the lonely peaks in the Andes, the huge statue of Christ still stands. (Encyclopedia of Illustrations #9146).