Herbert Maryon on the Colossus of Rhodes, The Fresno Bee, 4 December 1953
Colossus Of Rhodes Is Described As Hollow Sham LONDON-- AP-- The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven an- Â·cient wonders of the world, was 'described by a British scientist, I Herbert Maryon -- A i ^ h a m , Maryon, as 79 a hollow year old ' :. told : anti- ,, to stand astrifie the re-;. , , R1 , ot i e . searcn maicaues me neroic UK Made of thin bronze shcctsi^e was not cast in one piece with enough clearance for ships to pass underneath. Maryon said he ' has determined from a study of classical inscriptions the statue was in fact 120 feet high and the harbor 600 feet wide, which would make the famous straddle an anatomical impossibility. Furthermore, he said, his research indicates the heroic fig- by attorney the instead of solid bronze. The statue, of the sun Helios, was the work of a sculp tor named Chares, who spent his masterpiece. It erected in 280 BC. An earthquake tumbled it. 53 years later. Â· The story h a n d e d down through the years is the statue stood with a beacon.in its hands and one foot on each side of the harbor entrance, ias hitherto supposed, but was .'made of bronze sheets beaten Â£ o c i iinto shape and riveted together. Are You a Poor Sleeper? --due to acid indigertlon?