Herbert Maryon on the Colossus of Rhodes, The Grape Belt and Chautauqua Farmer, 2 April 1954
ANCIENT "WONDER" DOUBTED, Addressing -the London Society of Antiquarians, Herbert Maryon cast doubt-on'the legendary size of 'the Oolqssus of Rhodes, dhe of the-Seven 'Wonders of ^ the ancient world. 'The- statue could not have stood 'astride' thjC . harbor of Rhodes,'he said. The'harbor there stood only ;I20 feet- high, which would have given 'the whole thin;, absurd proportions. He Believes the Colossus was not solid meta but made of sheet metal, shaped and riveted. '