Greece 2010, The Colossus of Rhodes

 The city of Rhodes was formed in 408 BC and flourished for three centuries during its Golden Age, when sea trade, skilled shipbuilders, and progressive politicians kept it prosperous right up until Roman times. The bronze statue of the Colossus of Rhodes was built to commemorate the successful defence of the city for over a year against a Macedonian assault and was one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and although no one can be exactly sure it supposedly took twelve years to build before it was completed in 282 BC.

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6 responses to “Greece 2010, The Colossus of Rhodes

  1. Pingback: Greece 2010, The Colossus of Rhodes « Have Bag, Will Travel | Honeymoon Across Europe

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  3. Long live Rodos! This island is Heaven on Earth; if only the Colossus was still standing, what a marvel it must have been. A sight to behold.


  4. Probably “the” patrons of the expensive hotel you mentioned ,couldn’t /wouldn’t have noticed what you did notice…. Rich in pocket,poor in mind…


  5. Great post! I was in Rhodes a few years ago, and I really enjoyed it. Took a journey out to the city of Lindos, which was beautiful! Your post brings back good memories.


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