The Colossus of Rhodes
Colossus, one of the seven wonders
of the world, was built around 304 BC by Chares the Lindos (from Lindos),
in honor of Apollo the god of the sun (Helios in Greek) and patron god
of Rhodes. It stood one hundred feet tall and it was located at the entrance
of Mandraki harbor. Made entirely of bronze, it
was then used as a lighthouse. It symbolized the strength and wealth of
the Rhodian people.
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