Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes, erected around 280 BC, stood as a towering symbol of ancient engineering prowess and religious devotion. Crafted by Chares of Lindos, this colossal statue of the sun god Helios stood approximately 33 meters tall. Though its exact location remains debated, its significance as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is undisputed. Destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC, its remnants were eventually sold for scrap.

Where was the statue of the Colossus located?

The statue of the Colossus was likely situated at the highest point of Rhodes Old Town, between the Grand Master’s Palace and the Clock Tower.