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Colossus of Rhodes

General Information

Beginning of works: 294 B.C.
Completion: 282 B.C.
Status: destroyed (226B.C.)

Project Type

Function / usage: Sculpture
Architectural style: Hellenistic

Location

Location: , , ,

Technical Information

Dimensions

height 33 m

Materials

skin bronze

Chronology

226 B.C.

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.

654

Arabs invade Rhodes, dismantle the remains of the statue and sell them.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20002409
  • Date created
    21/11/2001
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014