Colossus of Rhodes

Colossus of Rhodes is a statue of Helios, located in the island of Rhodes, Greece, made by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. This statue is regarded as the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Before its destruction, this statue stood more than 32 meters tall, making it the tallest statue in the ancient world. Colossus of Rhodes is almost the same height as the Statue of Liberty.

This tallest structure destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The statue made with bronze plates on an iron frame represented the Greek god of the sun, Helios. According to Pliny the Elder, he measured about 32 meters. The base is white marble, measured 40 cubits (15 meters). It would have weighed about 70 tons. In comparison with the Statue of Liberty located in New York - measures 33 meters and has a base of 48 meters, although it was built more than 2000 years later.