Colossus of Rhodes


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Colossus of Rhodes

n.
A huge statue of Apollo located at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes. Built c. 280 bc and later destroyed by an earthquake, it was about 37 m (120 ft) high and was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Colossus of Rhodes

n
(Historical Terms) a giant bronze statue of Apollo built on Rhodes in about 292–280 bc; destroyed by an earthquake in 225 bc; one of the Seven Wonders of the World
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Noun1.Colossus of Rhodes - a huge bronze statue of the sun god Helios that was built around 285 BC and that stood beside the harbor entrance on the island of Rhodes for about 50 years before it was toppled by an earthquake
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Seven Wonders of the World - impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe
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Take the Colossus of Rhodes, for instance, that's worth something.
The group is currently looking at the great Ancient seven wonders: the Pyramids, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Colossus of Rhodes, Temple of Artemis, Statue of Zeus, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and Pharos of Alexandria.
Rhodes City was the setting for one of the original Seven Wonders of the World - the Colossus of Rhodes (a giant statue of the god Helios).
Our sightseeing tour took us by the deer and stag statues of the Mandraki Harbour, which are thought by some to mark where the 150ft Colossus of Rhodes statue - one of the Seven Wonders of the World - once stood.
He was such an enormous character, like the Colossus of Rhodes, he really was above both India and Pakistan," 72- year- old Aijazuddin said.
Once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes, there is still loads to do here.
It no longer stands; nor do two of the Seven Wonders of the World renowned for their height, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
One of them is the Mandraki marina, once the site of the famous Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot statue that bestrode the harbour entrance and was regarded as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Many press manufacturers are wary about crossing the divide between narrow and mid-web; Omet seems to bestride it like the Colossus of Rhodes.
First stop: the Colossus of Rhodes, where they quickly realize that there's much more at stake than just their lives.
Other films like this, readers may remember from around this time, were The Colossus of Rhodes, Hercules Unchained, Duel of the Titans and the classic Jason and The Argonauts which was actually a great film.
There may be no trace of the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, after a violent earthquake toppled it centuries ago, but there is still much to see of the long history of Rhodes.