Oh, The Shame of This Sham

Herbert Maryon AP Colossus article

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THE Oh, The Shame of This Sham By AsMclttet tnm LONDON The Colossus of inscriptions that the statue' was Rhodes, one of the seven an- an- in fact 120. feet high and the cient wonders of the world, was harbor 600 feet wide, which described by a British scientist would make the famous strad- strad- as a hollow sham.' die an anatomical impossibility. Herbert Maryon, 79-year-old 79-year-old 79-year-old 79-year-old 79-year-old Furthermore, he said, his re-sculptor re-sculptor re-sculptor - archaeologist,, told a search indicated ' the heroic meeting of the Society of Anti figure was not cast in one quaries the giant statue was: . piece, as hitherto supposedfbut IToo small to stand astride was made of bronze sheets the Harbor of Rhodes. beaten into shape and riveted O Made of thin bronze sheets together. Maryon estimated the instead of solid bronze. The statue, of the sun god Helios, was the work of a sculptor named Chares, who spent .2 years on his masterpiece. masterpiece. It was erected in 280 B.C. An earthquake tumbled it 53 years later. The story handed down through the years is that the statue stood with a beacon in its hands and one foot on' each side of the harbor- harbor- entrance, with enough clearance for ships to pass underneath. Maryon said he has determined determined from a study of classical thickness of the sheets as equal to that of a British penny-about penny-about penny-about a 15th of an inch. Jerome Johnson f Stationed in Colorado Airman 2-c 2-c 2-c Jerome Johnson, son of Helen Bradshaw, 355 In diana, has been assigned to Lowry Air Force Base at Denver, Denver, Colo. as a control tower operator. Johnson joined the service in January, 1952. c

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 08 Dec 1953, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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