The Colossus of Rhodes

The history of the Colossus of Rhodes

Construction of a new wonder of the world began in 302 BC. Building engaged by

famous architect and sculptor . Huge bronze components were attached to a huge iron frame. Most huge ancient statue was short-lived. After just 60 years old in 220 BC as a result of the earthquake statue of Helios in Rhodes broke and fell. Since then went expression "colossus with feet of clay." Statue lain here 900 years, and even in this form it attracts many fans to see something special. In 977 of the money needs, statue has been sent to the remelting.