Herbert Maryon on the Colossus of Rhodes, Council Bluffs Nonpareil, 6 December 1953

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Herbert Maryon on the Colossus of Rhodes, Council Bluffs Nonpareil, 6 December 1953 - Scientist Describes Colossus Of Rhodes as...
Scientist Describes Colossus Of Rhodes as 'Hollow Sham' LONDON JP--The Colossus of Rhodes one of the se\en ancientf^ r TM wonders of the world was de scribed by a Butish scientist Thursday night as a hollow sharp Herbert Maryon 79-year-old sculp tor-archaeologist told a meeting ol the Society of Antiquaries the giant statue was 1 Too srnall to stand astiide harbor of Rhodes 2 Made of thin bronze sheets stead of solid bronze The statute of thp Sun G Helios was the woik of a sculptor named Chares who spent 12 on his masterpiece It was erect ed in 280 B C An earthquake bled it 53 years )atei The stoiy handed down through the years is that the statue stood with a beacon in its hands and foot on each side of the harbor trance with enough clearance foi ships to pass underneath Maryon said ht has determined from a study of classical inscriptions inscriptions that the statue was in fad 120 feet high and the harbor 600 feet wide which would make the famous sti addle an anatomical possibility Furthermoie he said, hi c re search indicated th» heioic figure was not cast in one piece as eito supposed but was made of brone sheets beaten into shape iiveled togethci Maryon estimated the thickness of the sheets as to that of a Butish penny--about a 15th of an inch

Clipped from Council Bluffs Nonpareil06 Dec 1953, SunPage 47

Council Bluffs Nonpareil (Council Bluffs, Iowa)06 Dec 1953, SunPage 47
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