Collossus of Rhodes Described as Hollow Sham by Scientist

Herbert Maryon on the Colossus of Rhodes, The Progress-Index, 7 December 1953

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OF RHODES DESCRIBED AS HOLLOW SHAM BY SCIENTIST LON'DON WJ--The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, was tic- FEEL RELAXED! scribod by a British sclcnilsi last night as- a hollow s h n m . Herbert .Mnryon, 70-year old sculptor- archacoloKist. told a mcctin.ir of (hi^ .Socioty of A n t i q u a r i e s f l u g i a n t statue was: 1. Too s m a l l to s t a n d astride the harbor of Rhodes. 2. M a d e of i h l n bronze sheets instead of solid bron/.c. The statue, of t h e sun pod Helios, was the work of a s c u l p t o r n a m e d C h a i r s , wlio spent 12 voars on his masterpiece. I t was erected In 280 r?.C. An e a r t h q u a k e l u m h l p d It .53 years l a t e r . The story h a n d e d down through tbe y e a r s is t h a t i h e s t a t u e stiior! w i t h a beacon in its hands and one foot on each side of the harbor e n t r a n c e , w i t h enough clearance for ships to pass u n d e r n e a t h . Maryon said he has determined from a study of i-la.sslcal Inscrlpi- tions that the swiue w;ts in fact 120 feet high and the harbor 600 feet wide, wich would m a k e the Ease straddle an anatomical Impossibility. F u r t h e r m o r e , lie said, his indicated the heroic f i g u not oast in one piece, as h i supposed, but was made of bronze sheets beaten Into shape and riveted together. Maryon sti- matd the thickness of -the sheets as erjUal to that of a British penny a 15th of an Inch. UMVKTiaiTY HAS ODORS HOUSTON*, Tex. MV-Formal protests were made against location of a new s l a u g h t e r house on to the windvVard of the U n of Houston. The c i t v health 8 EXPOSURE ROLL DEVELOPED

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