British Scientist States Colossus Is Hollow Sham

Herbert Maryon AP Colossus article

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r " J, I I! 4 British Scientist States Colossus) Is Hollow Sham tiONDON U The Colossi oi Rhodes, one of the sev$n ancient wonder of the world, was Jde-, Jde-, Jde-, scribed by a British scientist last night as a hollow sham. Herbert Maryon. 79-year 79-year 79-year xcld sculptor-archaeoloflst, sculptor-archaeoloflst, sculptor-archaeoloflst, told a meeting cl the Society of Antiquaries the iaat statue was: , 1. Too small to stand - astride the harbor of Rhodes. 2. Made -of -of .thin bronze sheets Instead of solid bronze. " The Staf-e, Staf-e, Staf-e, ct the sun god Helios. Was the work of a sculptor named Chares, who spent 12 years on his , masterpiece. It was erected in 280 B.C. An earthquake tumbled it S3 for ships to pass underneath, years later, i t - " y . -. -. -Maryon -Maryon said he has determined The orw handed down through fcfSJSKE? the years is that the statue stood with beacon in its hands and one foot pn each side of the harbor entrance, with enough clear; Russian Installed range tions that the statue was in fact 120 feet high and the harbor 600 feet "Wide which, would make the famous straddle an anatomical im possibility. . - Furthermore, he said, his re search indicated the herois -figure -figure was riot cast in one piece, as hith- hith- TAffHE Formosa (Th Na.ierto !suDiX)sed. but was made of tionalist Interior Ministry's Ta Tao bronie sheets beaten into shape News Agency said today a Russian and riveted together. Maryo esti-has esti-has esti-has been ins'alled as commander mated the thickness of the; sheets of a Red China-Russian China-Russian China-Russian joint air ias equal to that of a British penny command at Canton. f i about a 15th of an Inch.

Clipped from The Odessa American06 Dec 1953, SunPage 3

The Odessa American (Odessa, Texas)06 Dec 1953, SunPage 3
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