Is the Colossus of Rhodes Making a Comeback?

modern day colossus of rhodes
Written by Gary

Plans are in motion to rebuild the Colossus of Rhodes, in Greece.

modern day colossus of rhodes

I don’t know if you have ever heard of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but I am from Florida (the educational butthole of the universe), and I know about it, so you definitely should, too. The Colossus of Rhodes was an ancient statue of the Greek titan-god Helios to celebrate a war victory. The Statue stood at almost 100 feet high, and straddled the entry into the port, like a beautiful bronze homo guiding ships into the bay.

The statue was destroyed after an earthquake in 226 BC, and then sold off in 654 AD, when the island was ransacked.

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Young professionals and architects in Greece, Spain, Italy, and the UK have started planning to reconstruct the statue. Rhodes is well known as a site where keeping thousands of important archaeological findings is of high cultural importance, so the idea is to turn the statue into a museum to house other relics and artifacts. The building will also contain a cultural center and a library, and it will be covered in solar panels to make it energy efficient.

I kind of love the idea of recreating something so iconic, but giving it a modern twist. The Statue of Liberty better hold onto her weave, because the Colossus of Rhodes is making a comeback.

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Gary is the gay guy that every girl wants to be, and every guy wants to be with (Mostly because he can't get pregnant). He is based in Manhattan, but loves traveling to exotic new people, and sleeping with interesting new places. He is an adventurous writer, digital artist, and game designer that will try almost anything if it makes a good story.
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