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Colossus of Rhodes could soon be rebuilt

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« on: October 31, 2015, 05:38:17 am »


Inside story ... Architects propose the interior of a new, much bigger, Colossus could be used as a museum and library. Source: Colossusrhodes.comSource:Supplied

TOWERING INSPIRATION

The original Colossus was one of the most ambitious construction projects of history, and the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

It is believed to have been about as tall as the Statue of Liberty which overlook’s New York’s harbour.

Like the Statue of Liberty, the awe-inspiring Colossus also held a torch.

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Little clue remains as to how it looked, except for a few surviving accounts from ancient documents. These tell of a glistening naked man, with a cloak over one shoulder, a torch in one hand and a spear in the other.

It was built in 280BC as a lighthouse for Rhodes harbour — then a major trading hub — to thank the Greek sun god Helios for the defeat of a 40,000-strong invading army.
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