(NBC News) The Lincoln Memorial was closed briefly this morning after it was hit by vandals overnight.U.S Park Police say someone splashed light green paint on the statue of the nation's 16th president and on the marble floor surrounding the statue.Authorities believe the crime happened around 1:30 Full story
A nearly 1,500-year-old Mayan stone monument, inscribed with a story of an ancient power struggle, has been unearthed in Guatemala. Full story
While it lacks the cultural significance of the original prehistoric monument found in England, western Nebraska's junk-car tribute to Stonehenge remains a top tourist draw in state — even if it is more likely to attract gearheads than Druids. Full story
The monument has been closed ever since a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the nation’s capital in 2011 -- now that the scaffolding is complete, workers are beginning to repair and replace the stones. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.
Renovations on an Alabama monument honoring the Ku Klux Klan's founder has sparked outrage, with critics pushing to stop the expansion. WSFA's Samuel King reports.
Supporters of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega hold Nicaraguan flags during the inauguration of a monument in honor of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Managua July 28, 2013. The 10-metre high monument was inaugurated at Bolivar Avenue to commemorate the 59th birthday of the late Venezuel
A girl blows a whistle as she stands on the monument of "The Tsar Liberator" during a demonstration in central Sofia July 27, 2013. Thousands of mainly younger, well-educated Bulgarians have been rallying in Sofia and other cities since June 14 to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet.
Workers put the finishing touches to a light board, in the shape of a tree, on a monument in honor of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Managua July 26, 2013. The 10-metre high monument will be inaugurated on July 28 at Bolivar Avenue to commemorate the 59th birthday of the late Venezuelan Pr