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.
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One more fiendish cross-court backhand and all comers would have been swept aside, making me the new Colossus of Rhodes.
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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.
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.
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.
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