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FAQ on the Colossus of Rhodes



Where was the Colossus of Rhodes?

It was on the port of the city of Rhodes, on the island of the same name. Contrary to the usual representations, this gigantic statue did not cross the entrance of the port, it would not have been possible. It is more likely that it was a little removed from the entrance of the port, clearly visible but not blocking the passage of maritime traffic.

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Who build it?

The author of the statue was Chares de Lindos. Lindos was one of the 3 cities on the island of Rhodes. This sculptor of the 3rd century BC was master in the use of realistic style, his statue wanted as real as possible. He supervised the work and it was under his responsibility that it was built.

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