Ancient "Wonder" Doubted
ANCIENT "WONDER" DOUBTED Addressing the London Society oi Antiquarians, Herbert Maryon cast doubt on the legendary size of the colossus of Rhodes, one of the Se-to Wonders of the ancient world, iXhe statue could not have stood astride the harbor of Rhodes, he said. The harbor there is 600 feet wide and the statue stood only 120 feet high, which would have given the whole thing absurd proportions. ! He believes the Colossus was not solid metal but made of sheet metal, shaped and riveted. !