The Shortest Lived Wonder – Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes located in Greece was having the stature of a modern 15 storey building. Moreover, this was an astounding architectural accomplishment when the statue as well as pedestal structure was constructed on the prominent Rhodes Island somewhere around 280 BC.

The well-liked belief states that the Colossus of Rhodes included the entrance of the harbor as well as ships used to cruise between its two legs. The concept is liked by many since it is dramatic. On the other hand, it seems uncertain that such a plan was used. It would pretense unknowable engineering problems that were faced in the third century BC. It would as well be cost-effectively devastating since it would block the blooming commercial harbor of Rhodes all through the construction of the statue.



The Colossus of Rhodes had an additional conservative Greek fashion pose. As well as, this Seven Wonder in all probability stood on terra firma by the side of the harbor coastline, or else to some extent inland overlooking the marine.The Colossus of Rhodes is regarded as the second youngest among the Seven Wonders. It is as well the shortest lived wonder. It had lasted just for 53 yrs.

Rhodes constructed the statue as to honor its benefactor god Helios as well as to show gratitude to him for a martial triumph (an ample invading military discarded its failed cordon of Rhodes).

That military departed in swiftness, leaving at the back an enormous capacity of military gears. Rhodes sold a few of it for backing the construction of the statue, as well as melted down the iron and bronze pieces as to make this statue.

As stated by the Roman historian Pliny, it required the squad of sculptor Chares of Lindos almost 12 yrs to construct the Seven Wonder. The achievement date was just about 282 BC.The French sculptor named Bartholdi increased part of his motivation for the Statue of Liberty as of the Colossus of Rhodes that was constructed 2200 yrs previous to it.


The methods of constructions that were used are similar. Both of the statues are vacant. Their external metal plates are fastened to metal frames. On the other hand, the Colossus of Rhodes made use of bronze plates over an iron frame (that was supported through stone work) whilst the Statue of Liberty encompasses copper plates over a superstructure of steel.



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