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  • Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands of Greece.
  • Historically, Rhodes is famous for the Colossus of Rhodes.
  • The Colossus of Rhodes is one of "The Severn Wonders of the Ancient World".
  • The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue that depicted the sun god "Helios".
  • It was erected in 280 BC and was built to celebrate the failed invasion of Rhodes by the army of Demetrius the 1st of Macedon.
  • The statue was seen as a protector to stave of future invasions.
  • A earthquake destroyed the statue in 226 BC.

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