Ancient World Wonders
The Colossus of Rhodes – Greece
This wonder of the ancient World was located in the Greek Island of Rhodes. It was a giant statue of Bronze that represented to the god Helios, which was constructed in the III century BC.
Is believed that this statue was approximately as large as the Statue of Liberty in New York, whose creator the French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi was inspired by the ancient wonder of the world.
The statue would have been located at the entrance of the harbor of the island of Rhodes. The statue’s base was made of white marble; the pedestal was 50 feet height (approximately 15 meters). The feet of the statue were carved in stone and later they were covered with bronze plates riveted. Is said that The Colossus of Rhode was 110 feet (33 m) height when was completed.