Colossus of Rhodes Timeline

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  • 305 BCE - 304 BCE
    Demetrius I unsuccessfully lays siege to Rhodes.
  • c. 292 BCE - c. 280 BCE
    The Colossus of Rhodes, a representation of Helios, is built in Rhodes town harbour, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • 228 BCE - 226 BCE
    The Colossus of Rhodes is toppled by an earthquake.
  • 225 BCE
    Philo of Byzantium records The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • c. 654 CE
    According to Theophanes, a Jewish merchant transports the pieces of the fallen Colossus of Rhodes to Edessa for melting down.