Guest Editorial: Losing the Seventh Wonder (Kansas City Times)

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GUEST EDITORIAL LOSING THE SEVENTH WONDER (Kansas City Times) Most people know that there were seven ancient wonders of the world. But was it actually that number? A British natural scientist scientist has suggested in the polite and cultured language of his calling that maybe one of them the Colossus of Rhodes was a fake. Herbert Maryon has completed 12 years of archaeological research causing him to question question the story that the famous statue of the sun god Helios actually stood with a beacon in its hands and one foot on each side of the harbor of Rhodes so that ships could pass underneath. From classical inscriptions Maryon Maryon has figured that the statue was only 120 feet high and therefore too small to straddle a harbor six hundred feet wide. He also concluded concluded that it was made of thin bronze sheets and not solid bronze as advertised. Since the Colossus was tumbled by an earthquake earthquake about the year 224 B.C., it's no longer around for measuring. And if Mr. Maryon doesn't mind too much, we'd just as soon go right on believing that the ancient world held seven wonders, not 6V4 as he implies. J

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  1. The Times,
  2. 14 Jan 1954, Thu,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 6

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