Colossus Of Rhodes

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In History
  • -305 BCE

    The siege of Rhodes. Demetrius's army attacked Rhodes because they sided with Ptolemy, another section of Alexander the Great's empire, instead.

    Demetrius's army attacked Rhodes because they sided with Ptolemy, another section of Alexander the Great's empire, instead. Antiguos sent his son as the head of the army to attack Rhodes.
  • -304 BCE

    Rhodes defeated Demetrius's army.

    Demetrius's army failed to conquer Rhodes, and fled as quickly as possible when they started losing incredibly badly.They fled so quickly that they left their weaponry behind.
  • -292 BCE

    The construction of the Colossus of Rhodes was started.

    The materials that were used for the colossus were those of the melted weapons that Demetrius's army left behind.
  • -280 BCE

    The construction of the Colossus of Rhodes was finished.

    Chares of Lindos was asked to build a statue of their patron god, and he gladly accepted.
  • -226 BCE

    The Colossus broke at it's knees, crumbling to the ground.

    An earthquake hit Rhodes. The Colossus couldn't withstand all of this pressure and collapsed.
  • 7

    Rhodes was attacked by the Arab League, who won and conquered Rhodes. The Colossus's material was shipped away to be melted and reshaped into metal.

  • Period:
    -226 BCE
    to
    7

    The colossus sat on the ground in pieces.

    The people of Rhodes thought it would be a good idea to rebuild the colossus, but when they asked an oracle, he said no, in fear of it angering the gods.