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Colossus of Rhodes in Bronze

None of the Seven Wonders have suffered so piteously as the Colossus of Rhodes; there is more than a likelihood that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon have been identified, but the exact site of the Colossus is lost to memory. From ancient writers, however, we know that it stood somewhere at the entrance to the harbour; that it was 100 feet high, or a little over; that it was made of bronze in sections, strengthened with masonry within; and that the popular idea of it, standing with legs astride, is false.

From Wonders of the Past