A team within the EU has decided to attempt a project that has not been attempted in 2,200 year, the rebuilding of Colossus of Rhodes the Sun God.
The idea began to take shape in the plans and intentions of the new architect from Rhodes, Ari. A. Palla, after the eruption of the financial crisis in Greece. Watching the increased unemployment shattering the dreams and aspirations of a whole generation, he decided to create a group of new colleagues from different European countries.
The main aim was to try moving in a new direction, presenting new solutions different from the strategy of the austerity across Europe that put its citizens through difficult times.
The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was constructed to celebrate Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, whose son unsuccessfully besieged Rhodes in 305 BC. Before its destruction in the earthquake of 226 BC, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters (98 feet) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world.