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100 1  Torr, Cecil,|d1857-1928. 
245 10 Rhodes in ancient times. /|cCecil Torr. 
264  1 Cambridge :|bUniv. Press,|c1885. 
300    1 online resource (171 pages). 
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490 1  Seven Wonders of the Ancient World anthology 
500    Original document: Book. 
500    GMD: electronic resource. 
520    Outlining the culture, technology and religion of the 
       Rhodians in ancient times, Rhodes in Ancient Timesℓvolume 
       features information on the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the
       Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. A massive statue of 
       the Greek Titan Helios, the Colossus of Rhodes was 
       constructed between 292 and 280 BC to celebrate 
       Rhodes’ℓvictory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus I 
       Monophthalmus. The Colossus stood over 107 feet (30 
       meters) high, making it one of the tallest statues in the 
       world. Some believe the statue was positioned in such a 
       way that ships could pass between its legs. While perhaps 
       more dynamic and fanciful, historians and archaeologists 
       have concluded that the statue would be physically unable 
       to be positioned in this way based on the primary sources 
       detailing the Colossus. Instead, the statue is thought to 
       have been positioned much like the Statue of Liberty, 
       standing on a pedestal with one arm extended. The Colossus
       stood for 56 years, until Rhodes experienced an earthquake
       in 226 BC. The statue reportedly snapped at the knees and 
       toppled over onto land. Ptolemy III offered to pay for the
       reconstruction of the statue, but the Rhodians were afraid
       they had offended Helios and refused to touch the statue. 
       Subsequently, the remains lay on the ground for over 800 
       years. Even in ruins, they attracted several hundred 
       visitors. About the ruins, Pliny the Elder famously wrote 
       that few people could wrap their arms around the fallen 
       thumb of the statue. 
651  0 Rhodes (Greece : Island) 
830  0 Seven Wonders of the Ancient World anthology. 
830  0 BiblioBoard Core module. 
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