Colossus Called A Hollow Sham: Rhodes' World Wonder Didn't Straddle Old Port, Says Briton

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Colossus Called A Hollow Sham Rhode' World Wonder Didn't Straddle Old Port, Says Briton LONDON. Dec. 4 W. The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, was described by a British scientist last night as a hollow sham. Herbert Maryon, 79-year-old sculptor-archaeologist, told a meeting of the Society of Antiquaries the giant statue was: 1. Too small to stand astride the harbor of Rhodes. 2. Made of thin bronze sheets instead of solid bronze. tVia . i . ii i. Mr W I TTll. work of 'a sculptor n i Chares, who spent 12 years on hiti , It w as erected inL.iTi B. C. and an earthquake Dutch tumbled it 53 years later. The story handed down through the years it that the statue stood with a beacon in its hands and foot on each tide of the harbor idea with enough clearance ,' members ships to pass underneath. Dutch he has determined ! vised classical inscriptions that the reading was in fact izo leet nigh and urged harbor 600 feet wide, which as make the famous straddle spread anatomical impossibility. 'desks

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  1. The News Journal,
  2. 04 Dec 1953, Fri,
  3. Page 24

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