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Colossus

Colossus

Built between 292 and 280 BC, the Colossus of Rhodes was a giant statue of the Greek god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes. The Colossus was made of bronze and iron and stood over 30 meters (107 ft) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world. It was the last of the seven wonders to be completed but the first to be destroyed, by an earthquake in 226 BC.

Built between 292 and 280 BC, the Colossus of Rhodes was a giant statue of the Greek god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes. The Colossus was made of bronze and iron and stood over 30 meters (107 ft) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world. It was the last of the seven wonders to be completed but the first to be destroyed, by an earthquake in 226 BC.

The Colossus of Rhodes was built as a dedication by the Greeks to their Sun God. The statue collapsed during an earthquake but the ruins continued to attract visitors for more than 800 years.

The Colossus of Rhodes was built as a dedication by the Greeks to their Sun God. The statue collapsed during an earthquake but the ruins continued to attract visitors for more than 800 years.

Photos by St Kesedakis - Ρόδος Rhodos Rhodes Rodos

The Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, dating from about 300 BC in Lindos, Island of Rhodes, Greece

The Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, dating from about 300 BC in Lindos, Island of Rhodes, Greece

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