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Erected on the picturesque and iconic island of Rhodes, the Colossus of Rhodes was the giant statue in tribute to the Greek sun-god Helios. Constructed in 280BC to commemorate Rhodes’ victory over Macedonia, it collapsed following the Rhodes earthquake of 226BC, leaving very little remains. The mystique and might of the towering colossus however has left an imprint on the imagination of travellers for centuries, with the famous image of the giant god guarding the city’s entrance with each of his feet imprinted on thousands of minds. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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