Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the sculpture's design and oversaw the project's execution from 1927 to 1941 --wikipedia
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The basilica became a place of pilgrimage and a necropolis containing the tombs of the French Kings, including nearly every king from the 10th century through Louis XVIII in the 19th century --wikipedia
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