One of World's 7 Wonders Described as Hollow Sham

Herbert Maryon on the Colossus of Rhodes, The Vernon Daily Record, 4 December 1953

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One of World's 7 Wonders Described as IHoliow Sham London, Dec. 4. fii» The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven ancient wonder.? of the world, was ^ described by a British Kscientist ! here as a hollow sham. Herbert i Maryon. 79 - year - old sculptor! archaeologist, told a meeting of I the Society of Antiquaries the I giant statue was; ' 1. Too small to stand astride ; the harbor of Rhodes. I 2. Made of thin bronze sheets instead of solid bronze, TTie statue, of the sun god He- ^ : ' Nine Dead and 20 Injured ! gy Tornado in Louisiana ' Alexandria, I.a., Dec. 4. (.Pi- A! sear............... . tornado ripping through Central | was not cast in one piece, as hith- l>ouisiana yesterday left at least j erto su{)posod, but was made of I nine persons dead and 20 injured. ! bronze sheets beaten into shape' I Fourl«.n other l*«on,s wore in- j and ruolcl tOEOIhrr. M»rjon rMi- jured i»y a slorm in a rural areajmated the thickprss nf the shfou ¡north of Vicksburg and about 150 as equal to that of a British ponn> I miles northeast of here, Tlie tornado struck first at 1-e- lios, was the work of a sculptor named Chfa.res, who spent 12 yeans on his masterpiece. It was erccted in 280 B. C. An earthquake tumbled it 53 years later. The story handed down through the years is that the statue stood; with a beacon in its hands and one j foot on each side of the harbor ; entrance, witli enough clearance ior ships to pass iftiderneath. Marvon said he has determined, from a studv of cla.s.siral in.scrip-! tions that the statue was in fact j 1.20 feet high and the harbor 600 j infect wide, which would make the famous straddle an anatomical:*^ impossibility. ! t-urthermore, he said, his re- arch indicated the heroic ii's'uro about a lotii of an inch.

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  1. The Vernon Daily Record,
  2. 04 Dec 1953, Fri,
  3. Page 9

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