The Colossus at Rhodes

seven wonders of the ancient world

The Colossus at Rhodes

The Colossus at Rhodes is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It is known and considered a seven wonder of the ancient world because of its record as one of the biggest statues back then and it was made in the shape of the sun god Helios. It was built between 290-280 B.C by Chares of Lindos at the island of Rhodes in modern Greece. Its purpose was to celebrate Rhodes’ victory over the ruler Cyprus, who unsuccessfully besieged Rhodes in 305 B.C. The Colossus at Rhodes does still exist but it is not standing, it’s pieces are still there. The Colossus at Rhodes was only standing for 56 years before it was destroyed by an earthquake.

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