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Washington DC is the capital city of United States of America. The city name is Washington, and is located in the federal district named the District of Columbia, abbreviated DC, but is frequently referred to as Washington DC to disambiguate it from the American state of Washington. The capital is named for American general and president, George Washington.

As the federal capital of the US, it is a major metropolitan area of the United States of America, and because of America's role as an economic and political superpower, it is key influential city in the world. It is home to many government offices and national monuments.

Washington DC was home to a branch of the National Museum.

Adventures in Washington DC[]

In 1913, Indiana Jones and his father met with the Civil War historian Zachary Walton in Washington DC, which led to Indy's adventures with Lizzie Ravenall.[1]

In 1936, after recovering the Ark of the Covenant from the Nazis, Indiana Jones and Marcus Brody met with American government officials, Major Eaton and Colonel Musgrove in Washington DC to receive payment and end Jones' research with the artifact. Leaving the meeting, Jones met with Marion Ravenwood and decided to get a drink.[2]

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Behind the scenes[]

The Raiders of the Lost Ark scene in Washington DC where Jones and Ravenwood descend the stairs was shot inside the City Hall building of San Francisco. This scene was added to give resolution to their relationship.

The establishing shots of Washington DC in Raiders of the Lost Ark was an excerpt from the 1975 Robert Wise film The Hindenburg.[3]



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