The Colossus of Rhodes
The Greek sculptor Chares and his shop worked 12 years to build a giant bronze statue in honor of the sun god Helios. The statue, celebrating the unity of Rhodes' three city-states, is believed to have stood on a promontory overlooking the water…
The Colossus of Rhodes /roʊdz/ (Ancient Greek: ὁ Κολοσσὸς Ῥόδιος ho
Kolossòs Rhódios) was a statue of the ...
Historians believe the Colossus of Rhodes stood at the harbor entrance of ... Like
the Statue of Liberty, this colossus was also built as a celebration of freedom.
Sep 25, 2015 ... One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes was a
massive statue of a male figure built around 280 B.C. and ...
During the period of relevance for the seven wonders of the ancient world, it was conquered by Mausolus of Halicarnassus -- the king of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus fame -- in 357 B.C., then by the Persians, and then by Alexander the Great in 332.
Antigonus (382-301 ... More »
Oct 30, 2015 ... Before being destroyed by earthquake, Colossus of Rhodes was one of the
tallest statues in the ancient world. Scientists have revealed plans ...
Jun 18, 2015 ... The Colossus of Rhodes was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,
and the most ambitious and tallest statue of the Hellenistic ...
The Colossus of Rhodes, a wonder of the ancient world - Rhodes Rhodos Rodos
The Colossus of Rhodes is a statue that was built on the Greek island of Rhodes
between 292 and 280 BC. The statue was a depiction of the Greek Titan Helios ...
Oct 28, 2015 ... Young professionals from Greece, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom have
been inspired to take up the ambitious "Colossus of Rhodes ...