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 »
Dec 23, 2015 ... The Colossus of Rhodes dominated the ancient port until it was destroyed by an
earthquake more than 2,000 years ago. Now architects plan to ...
Jan 7, 2016 ... A collective of European architects has proposed to build a 21st-century version
of the Colossus of Rhodes, the ancient Greek statue erected ...
The Colossus of Rhodes, a wonder of the ancient world - Rhodes Rhodos Rodos
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 ...
Nov 6, 2015 ... The statue Colossus of Rhodes sat on a podium near the Harbor of Rhodes for
52 years until an earthquake struck in 226 BCE, knocking it ...