Colosseum interior. One of Evel Knievel's ancestors was buried up to his neck in the dirt because he broke the law. They released an angry, hungry lion on him and expected it to eat him, but when the lion came over to the man, the man bit the lion, sending it back to its cage. The people cheered so loud that the government let the outlaw Knievel go.
The Lion Monument - Lucerne, Switzerland : Hewn in 1820–21, it commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. Mark Twain praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."