Arts 111 Week 4 Midterm paper

Moving on we will talk about the colossus of rhodes

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only the stone ruins of the temple remain. Moving on we will talk about the Colossus of Rhodes. The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek Titan Helios and was built to celebrate his victory over Cyprus. It was built by Charles of Lindros who designed it and it took around took him twelve years to build it. It is said that most of the construction during that time was bronze of an iron frame. It was built out of iron tie bars and brass plates, the interior structure stood on a fifty feet high white marble pedestal and filled with stone blocks. The statue came out to be about ninety-eight feet tall. The iron and bronze came from different weapons and machines left behind from Demetrius and his army. To keep the structure stable the inside was filled with stone columns. The statue was built in Rhodes, Greece around the Greek Island between 292-280 BC and stood overlooking the port. The Colossus of Rhodes was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world because it was a huge statue in honor of a hero. The people of Rhode Island were under attack by Demetrius and both women and men had to fight and would have lost. However, Ptolemy came to their rescue and brought a lot of ships to save the people of Rhodes. In honor of his victory they built a huge image of their sun god to show their appreciation. Its destruction was caused by an earthquake in 226 BC and it was never rebuilt. The last wonder we will go over will be the lighthouse of Alexandria. Lighthouse of Alexandria was also called the Pharos of Alexandria and was a tower built at first just as a daytime landmark and later used as a lighthouse to guide sailors into the port. It was designed by Sostratus and built by Ptolemy I of Egypt. The lighthouse was built on the island of Pharos. They built is using huge light colored stone with molten lead dispensed between to latch in the blocks from the force of the sea. There was three different pieces of the lighthouse and the first piece was a square and rectangular shaped box used as the base. The second piece was an eight sided
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