colossus of rhodes

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Rhodes: what’s in the name

Rhodes: what’s in the name

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Ρόδος, Rodos, Rhodes, Rhodos, Rodi, Rodes: they're all names of the same island - and its capital - in different languages. Many believe that the name originates from the Greek word rhodon (ρόδον)¹, translated to rose in English, as there are a lot of roses on the island and the ...


The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes

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The Colossus of Rhodes is one of the famous Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built between the years 292 and 280 BC, to commemorate the successful outcome of the war against the troops of Demetrios Poliorcetes (The Besieger), one of the epigones (epigoni) of Alexander the Great. ...


Rebuilding Colossus

Rebuilding Colossus

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The revival of the ancient wonder of the Colossus of Rhodes, through the construction of a contemporary landmark that will embrace the artistic expressions and technical achievements of the 21st century, a project that will add more dynamism to the local tourism business is the new grand vision of many ...