The Colossus of Rhodes, a 98- foot high iron and bronze statue of the Greek God Helios had its place near the harbour of Rhodes for 54 years. A sudden earthquake in 226 BCE hit the statue down.
A small team of scientist has proposed a plan to rebuild the structure. This plan would help to boost tourism and local jobs.
The plan to revamp the statue includes
- A new statue of 400 feet, nearly four times taller than the original.
- A library
- Cultural centre
- An exhibition hall and
- Lighthouse, which can be visible for 35 miles.
- Use modern techniques and technology to make it earthquake proof.
- The golden solar panels will cover the exteriors of the statue appropriating the Greek god
- The construction can be completed in 3-4 years.
- The estimated cost of revamping the statue will be 240 to 260 millions euros ($US 264 to $US 286 million).
Cultural institutions along with the international funding crowds are expected to fund this plan. The above-said plan will come alive only when the expected funds are collected.
Source: Business Insider