National Geographic : 1953 Mar
© National Geographic Society 364 Caiques in Rhodes Harbor Furl Sails and Tie Up Near the Tower of St. Nicholas. ALight Tops the Medieval Fort Colossus of Rhodes, a huge bronze statue to the sun god, is believed to have stood near the fort site. One of the Seven Wonders ofthe ancient world, itwas built about 280 B.C . An earthquake in 227 B.c . tumbled it to the ground, and the pieces were sold as junk several hundred years later.