Kyogle sees the return of the 10m king

TOWERING STATUE: King Nebuchadnezzar is back but smaller and in Kyogle.
TOWERING STATUE: King Nebuchadnezzar is back but smaller and in Kyogle.

KING Nebuchadnezzar has returned, albeit in a reduced form.

Readers who can recall the 30m-high inflatable statue of the ancient Babylonian king that stood on Casino rugby grounds in May will recognise his little brother, who is gracing the area near Kyogle's council chambers.

At only 10m high, the representation of the gold, silver, bronze, iron and clay statue of ancient times is still an eye-catching sight.

"The statue represents the four ages of history over 2500 years of ruling powers in the world," Kyogle Seventh Day Adventist church member Peter Kalytis said.

He said the original statue was built about 600BCE when King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream about it with a head of gold, which is Babylon, chest of silver - Persia, belly and thighs of bronze - Greece, legs of iron - Rome and toes mixed with iron and clay - modern day.

"We are living in the toes," Mr Kalytis said. "You could almost describe the 10 toes as the union of Europe which has come out of all the ancient empires."

The statue promotes talks about Bible prophecy.



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