Fraudulent Colossos

Herbert Maryon Colossus article

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Fraudulent Colossos - FRAUDULENT COLOSSOS A British natural scientist...
FRAUDULENT COLOSSOS A British natural scientist claims that the Colossos of Rhodes, lonj, r considered one •of the ancient wonders of the world, wasn't so wonderful wonderful after all. It has always been supposed supposed that the'statue of the sun god Helos was made of solid bronze and stood astride astride the harbor of Rhodes. The British sdi_>ntist says this was impo.SMble since his research proves the statue was only a hundred feet high and could not possibly have stood astride of the six hundred foot wide harbor. harbor. All this i* very disillusioning. disillusioning. We took fni! trouble to memorix.e the information about the Colossus of Rhodes and ihen it turn out to lie not so Colossal. And what of the disappointment to our old ancient history teacher whose eyes used to gleam every time stie described that solid piece of bronze wh^ch the British scientist now says was not solid at all but made of thin bronze sheets. Still maybe the scientist isn't right. Perhaps we are needlessly excited. We may even give the matter more consideration and then write a stirring editorial entitled entitled "Yes, Virginia, there is a Colossos of Rhodes."

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  1. Corsicana Daily Sun,
  2. 21 Dec 1953, Mon,
  3. Page 20

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