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Walhalla temple, Germany

A hall of fame is a type of museum established for any a field of endeavor to honor individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field.

In some cases, these halls of fame consist of actual halls or museums which enshrine the honorees with sculptures, plaques, and displays of memorabilia. In others the hall of fame is more figurative and simply consists of a list of names of noteworthy individuals maintained by an organization or community.

The Walhalla Temple in Bavaria, Germany, is an early Hall of Fame, conceived in 1807 and built between 1830 and 1842.

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hall of fame

  1. (sports) The collection of the best or most honored or noteworthy entries in a specific subject, media form, field, etc.


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A hall of fame is a type of museum for awards in certain areas where awards can be given, for example sport, art, theatre, music, agriculture, military and many more areas. A hall of fame is sometimes an actual building where awards, trophies and memrobilia are stored but sometimes a hall of Fame is just a list of award winners. To get into a hall of fame in any area, one must be the best in that area, or one of the best.

The first hall of fame was the Forum Augustum in Ancient Rome. It was built by Augustus who vowed to build a temple honoring Mars, the Roman God of war, during the battle of Philippi in 42 BC. The Forum incuded statues of heroes of the Ancient world.


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