Hollow Sham?

Herbert Maryon Colossus article

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Hollow Sham? - Hollow Sham? A British scientist has described...
Hollow Sham? A British scientist has described as "1 ollow sham" the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Herbert M a r y o n, 79, sculptor-archeologist, sculptor-archeologist, sculptor-archeologist, told the Society of Antiquaries in Lon- Lon- don that the giant statue was too small to stand astride the Harbor of Rhodes. The story hatidod down through the year Is that the statue stnnd with a hencon In lt hands and one font on each slile of the harbor entrance, with enough rlrnranre for ships to pass underneath. Maryon said the statue was 120 feet high and the harbor 600 feet wide, which would make the famous straddle an anatomical impossibility. rx i j

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 05 Dec 1953, Sat,
  3. Page 7

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