Colossus of Rhodes
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|Built:||294 B.C. - 282 B.C.|
Geographic Information & Related Structures
Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, Europe
An earthquake devastates the city of Rhodes and the colossus breaks at the knee. Ptolemy III Eurgetes of Egypt offers to cover the restoration costs, but an oracle forbids the reconstructions. The ruins are left standing.
Arabs invade Rhodes, dismantle the remains of the statue and sell them.
- Chares of Lindos (sculptor)
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