Sculptor Explodes Myth Of Statue Astride Harbor

Herbert Maryon on the Colossus of Rhodes, Lubbock Evening Journal, 4 December 1953

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Sculptor Explodes Myth Of Statue Astride Harbor LONDON (J) — The Colossus of Rhodes one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, was described described by a British scientist last night as a hollow sham. Herbert Marydh, 79-year old sculptor- archaeologist, told a meeting of the Society of Antiquaries the giant statue was: 1. Too small to stand astride, the harbor of Rhodes. i 2. Made of thin bronze sheets] ! instead of solid bronze. I Work Of Chare* | The Statue, of the sun god Helios ' was the work of a sculptor ..named Chares who spent 12 years on his masterpiece. It was erected in 280 B.C. An earthquake tumbled it 53 i I I i years later, The story handed down through i-about a 15th of an inch. i |~ t ~« e — hich - would make the ![a m ™- bi ^addle an anatomical Furthermore, he said, his research research indicated the heroic figure was not cast in one piece, as hitherto hitherto supposed, but was made of bronze sheets beaten into shape and riveted vogether. Maryon estimated estimated the thickness; of the sheets ' as equal to fhat of a British penny years is that the statue stood i with a beacon in its hands and one foot on each side of the harbor entrance, with enough clearance] for ships to pass underneath. ! Maryon said he has determined from a study of classical inscript- tions that the statue was in facti

Clipped from Lubbock Evening Journal04 Dec 1953, FriPage 10

Lubbock Evening Journal (Lubbock, Texas)04 Dec 1953, FriPage 10
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  • Sculptor Explodes Myth Of Statue Astride Harbor — Herbert Maryon on the Colossus of Rhodes, Lubbock Evening Journal, 4 December 1953

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