Colossus Called A Hollow Sham: Rhodes' World Wonder Didn't Straddle Old Port, Says Briton
Colossus Called A Hollow Sham Rhode' World Wonder Didn't Straddle Old Port, Says Briton LONDON. Dec. 4 W. The Colossus 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 Herbert Maryon, 79-year-old 79-year-old 79-year-old 79-year-old 79-year-old sculptor-archaeologist, sculptor-archaeologist, 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 instead of solid bronze. tVia . i . ii i. Mr W I TTll. waV'the1 work of 'a sculptor n Chares, who spent 12 years on hiti masterpiece. It w as erected 280 B. C. and an earthquake tumbled it 53 years later. The story handed down through the years it that the statue stood with a beacon in its hands and one foot on each tide of the harbor entrance, with enough clearance ,' for ships to pass underneath. ad-Maryon said he has determined ! Ijfrom classical inscriptions that the statue was in fact izo leet nigh and the harbor 600 feet wide, which would make the famous straddle n anatomical impossibility.