Today we played Rhodes again, which inspired me to write about the Colossus of Rhodes:

The Colossus of Rhodes is the tallest statue from the ancient times and stood 30 meters above the ground. Considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World, the bronze and iron statue was honoring the sun god, Helios. Built on the island of Rhodes in the city of Lindos, it was built to celebrate that the ruler of Cyprus didn’t successfully attack Rhodes in 305 BCE. The great statue began construction in 266 BCE by the sculptor Chares of Lindos, took 12 years to fully construct, and was done in 282 BCE. 56 years later in 226 BCE the tremendous structure collapsed at the legs and fell into the ocean floor. After it fell it stayed in the same place for about 800 years.

Below: board game box of the game Rhodes