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The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god Helios, erected between 292 and 280 BC. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, standing over 30 metres (107ft) high. 56 years after the statue’s completion Rhodes was hit by an earthquake. The statue snapped at the knees and fell over on to the land. The remains lay on the ground for over 800 years, and even broken, were so impressive that many people traveled to see them.