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10 Most Magnificent Greek Sculptures

Colossus of Rhodes

Greek Sculptures

The Colossus of Rhodes is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This spellbinding sculpture was of Greek titan-god of the sun Helios. It is erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC. It was constructed to commemorate Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus.

The Discus Thrower of Myron

Greek Sculptures

The Discobolus of Myron is a Greek sculpture that was completed toward the end of the period, circa 460–450 BC. The original statue made of alabaster stone did and lost in the destruction of Greece and was never recovered. The Discus Thrower was a statue originally placed at the entrance of the Panathinaikon Stadium in Athens, Greece, where the first Olympic Games event was held in 1896.