The Incredible Ancient Engineering of the Colossus of Rhodes

Date Built: 280 B.C

State: Destroyed in 226 B.C.

The massive statue of the Greek god Helios was erected in Rhodes in 280 B.C. It stood as a symbol of Rhode’s victory over Cyprus, placed right at the entrance to Rhode’s harbor. Much like the Statue of liberty that stands as a prolific symbol of American freedom, so too did the Colossus of Rhodes over 2000 years ago. Built with a bright facade of bronze and standing at 110 feet tall, it would have been one of the tallest vertical structures in ancient times.

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Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) by trade and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author and the producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.


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