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Eben-Ezer Tower

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Eben-Ezer Tower, locally known as Tour d’Eben-Ezer, stands south of the village of Eben-Emael, in the province of Liège in the Wallonia region in Belgium.

Eben-Ezer Tower may look old but it isn’t. In fact it was built between 1951 and 1965 by Robert Garcet, a Belgian artist and self-proclaimed paleontologist. The tower is a fantastical construction built out of flint rubble, and with dimensions based on numerology and symbolism taken from the bible and from ancient civilisations. The 4 corners of the tower are crowned with 4 large concrete statues depicting the winged cherubs of the Apocalypse; a bull, a lion, an eagle and a man-sphinx.

The tower, considered a piece of outsider art, was Garcet’s home until his death in 2001 and now houses a museum about flint and Garcet and his ideas.

At present Eben-Ezer Tower can be visited for a fee. A very strange tower.

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