Colossus Of Rhodes, One Of 7 Wonders, Said Sham

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Colossus Of Rhodes, One Of 7 Wonders, Said Sham LONDON, Dec. 4 to The Co- Co- os, was the work of a sculptor lossus 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 79-year 79-year old sculptor- sculptor- archaeologist, told s meeting of the Society of Antiquaries the giant statue was: 1, Too small to stand astride the harbor of Rhodes. 2. Made of thin bronw sheets instead of solid bronze. Tot statue, of the sun tod Hen- Hen- named Chares, who spent 12 years on his masterpiece. It was erect ed in 280 B.C. An earthquake tumbled it S3 years later The story banded down through the years Is that the statue stood with a beacon in Its hands and anoe for ships to pass underneath. Maryon said be has determined from ft study of classical. Inscrip tions that the statue was in fact 120 feet high and the harbor 600 feet wide, which would make the famous straddle an anatomical impossibility. Furthermore, he said, his research research indicated the heroic figure was not cast in one piece, as hitherto supposed, but was made one foot on each side of the har-lof har-lof har-lof bronse sheets beaten Into shape bor entrance, with enough clear-land clear-land clear-land riveted together. Maryon es timated the thickness of the sheets as equal to that of a British penny about a 15th of an Inch. I T

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  1. The News Leader,
  2. 04 Dec 1953, Fri,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 1

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