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Well /his/, this awe inspiring lost wonder of the world was just brought up to my attention as of recently.

The Colossus was the representative wealth and power as well as the artistic ability of Rhodian Greeks. Besides its size and honoring the ancient Greeks God Helios and its subsequent destruction in due to an Earthquake in 226 BC. The Prophets of Delphi discouraged the statues reconstruction.

What are /his/torians opinion about its potential reconstruction of this lost Wonder of the Ancient World?
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>What are /his/torians opinion about its potential reconstruction of this lost Wonder of the Ancient World?
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>>521226
> The Prophets of Delphi discouraged the statues reconstruction.
Maybe there was a reason for this? Enjoy killing your father and bedding your mother just because you want to build a statue with a giant 50 foot dong.
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>>521226
>... this awe inspiring lost wonder of the world [THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES] was just brought up to my attention as of recently.

HOW IGNORANT, AND/OR HOW YOUNG ARE YOU?
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http://colossusrhodes.com/colossus_of_rhodes_project/

apparently there is a group wanting to rebuild the Colossus
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>>521243
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>>521249
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Ancient Civilization 407 centered around Greeks
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>>521271

HOW IS IT THAT YOU WERE UNAWARE OF THE EXISTENCE, OR THE ALLEGED EXISTENCE, OF THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES UNTIL THE AGE OF TWENTYFIVE YEARS?
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Didn't the colossus look more like in Pic related rather than having ships sail between it's legs?
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>>521290
>I'm gonna rage like an autistic fuck over the internet because capslock is cruise control for cool

Guy, I am six terms from finishing my masters degree in history. I have been up and down Ancient Greece harder than a Seljuk-Turk after fresh Greek pussy. I just wanted to hear other peoples opinions on it outside of my professors and my peers.

The simple fact that the Ancient Greeks could build the colossus with extreme precision and without wax still fascinates me. Turn your spergness down from 11 to three.
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>>521332

1. I AM NOT "ENRAGED"; I AM MERELY CURIOUS, AND BAFFLED.

2. "UPPERCASE" LETTERING DOES NOT SIGNIFY "YELLING", OR "SHOUTING", NOR ANY OTHER KIND OF VOCAL MODULATION.

3. YOU DID NOT ANSWER MY QUESTION.
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>>521361
Please reread my last statement again. If you still cannot get it then I ask that the person who ties your shoes gets a raise in their paycheck.
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>>521226
>What are /his/torians opinion about its potential reconstruction of this lost Wonder of the Ancient World?
I think you should stop taking silly proposals/projects dug up by journalists every time Greece needs to negotiate its debts seriously.
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>>521383
B T F O
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>>521383
You have delivered one of the tastiest burns I'll see in 2016 and it's January 7th
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>>521383
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>>521383
Damn
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>>521226
I think it would be a cool tourist attraction, maybe make a museum inside it and a restaurant in the head.
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>>521332
>I am six terms from finishing my masters degree in history
So you haven't started?
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>>521226

Nobody will resurrect any kind of ancient wonder (or make new ones) ever. Because we now live in democracies and in democracies you have to listen to the average pleb as if you were listening the opinions of Socrates. And the average pleb wants more welfare, more publicly subsidized Justin Bieber concerts and more circus.
There is no time or money for libraries, monuments, wonders or anything great really.
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>>521436
What is this a blog? I got my BA in History specializing in Byzantine History end of Spring back in 2012 and started last Fall towards my masters to be in Byzantine History specifically on the differences of Rome and Byzantium.
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>>521383
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>>521319
Yes, the OP image is inspired by A Song of Ice and Fire, where there is a similar statue.
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IMO
Babylonian gardens were the best wonder.
I wish they would reconstruct that instead
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Personally, I think we should go back to pyramids.

I mean, we have exponentially more power at our disposal.

If we really wanted to, I bet we could get that shit past 5000 feet.
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>>521464
>monuments
>not for the plebs
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>>521806
There was a Japanese project for a 4000m pyramid. They never built it though.
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>>521871
That's an artificial Mt. Fuji, not a pyramid
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>>521876
It's close enough but they did design them.
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>>521383
literally autistic trips getting put on their place
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the hanging gardens its where its at
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I think positively of it, I think that if history has shown any kind of benefit to central planning (whether by kings or dictatorships) it's the building of impressive monuments and I wish such things would make some sort of comeback in the minds of people - the realization that we are the future's history and that we have a right and maybe even a duty to build great things for them to admire.

Who's behind the project anyway?, the people of Rhodes or some contractor pushing his product?
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>>521939
>I think that if history has shown any kind of benefit to central planning (whether by kings or dictatorships) it's the building of impressive monuments

Very arguable
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>>521383
Nice
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>>521946
>central planning
What is "The Firm"?
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>>521946
I agree that it is very subjective, still, I think that the great creations of old have merit and draw people not simply because they are old but because when you look at them and ask yourselves why someone would build such a thing the answer isn't "profit" or "practical use" but leaving a mark.

With me that strikes a deeper chord than simply great feats of practical architecture, which I have plenty of respect for.
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Then again
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>>522011

>we statue now
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>>521383
Oh fuck I didn't expect that
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>>522011

Funniest part of that thing is that its made by North Koreans. Look it up. They've managed to turn their obsession with building huge statues into an export product.
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>>521464
Monuments are for the plebs and Greece already had spoken about rebuilding the colossus you big fedora
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>>521383
Holy fucking rekted!
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>>521383
Capped for posterity
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>>521383
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The only thing I ever wondered about the Colossus is if you saw his balls when sailing underneath him into the harbor.

Other than that, I'm pretty good.
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>>522379


I don't remember where I read it, but I do remember reading somewhere that the pose depicted in OP's pic as well as a lot of popular imagery would have been impossible for some structural reason or another, and that if they wanted it to stay standing, the feet would have had to be together.
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>>521383
>>521390
>>521398
>>521405
>>521409
>>521502
>>521899
>>521947
>>522018
>>522288
>>522317
>>522324
It's not funny, and nobody cares. Get back to reddit, you pathetic samefag.
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>>522460

So you CAN write normally. Why don't you when you have your trip on?
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>>521383
I don't get it
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>>521226

>yfw Greeks only built it so they could look at giant dick and balls from on high every time they sailed to and from the harbor at Rhodes
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>>522460
I only samefagged cause I wanted to cap it and post a reaction.
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>>522531
But why? It's not even funny or anything. The anon was just a rude idiot with no reading comprehension, he indeed didn't answer the tripfag's question.
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>>522545
Because the question was a symptom of dickishness. Who cares when OP heard about the Colossus of Rhodes? Just talk about the damn thing instead of trying to make your history dick look big.

Also that particular tripfag is a blight upon this board.
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>>522460
Kill yourself my man
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>>521226
Make Helepolis instead.
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>>521946
I love art deco.
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I remember reading it somewhere, but were there analog statues in ancient Rome?
Like, a famed giant statue of Augustus similar to the one of Prima Porta?
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>>522745

Nero made a copy of the Colossus, but with his face.
The Flavian Amphitheatre was built next to it, that why its nicknamed the Colisseum.
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>>522696
>using σ at the ending of a word in greek

Absolutelydisgusting.jpeg.
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>>522766
welp, that actually makes sense, I never though about why it was named like that
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>>521464
They did build a giant library in Alexandria though
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>>521903
the hanging gardens never existed, pleb
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>>521993
>the answer isn't "profit" or "practical use" but leaving a mark.
like the woolworth tower?
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>>521242
this post is beyond underrated.
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>>522460
Eating the ass of trips is not good behaviour young'n
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>>521242
10/10
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I don't get what rebuilding it would even do
the colossus was impressive in a large part due to the era it was build in

rebuilding it now just makes it a gulf sheikh tier venture
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