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Greek Scientists Want to Rebuild the Colossus of Rhodes, Four Times Bigger Than Original

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Today in Plans We Could Not Be More In Support Of: a team of scientists in Greece wants to rebuild the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot high statue of the Greek god Helios that was felled by an earthquake in 226 BCE. (You may know it better as the inspiration for the Titan of Braavos in Game of Thrones.) The new Colossus, however, would be 400 feet tall and would house a library, museum, cultural center, exhibition hall, and lighthouse inside its golden solar panel skin. If that sounds like it might be a little expensive to built, it would be—it's estimated that it would cost between $264 to $286 million, which the team behind it hopes will come from cultural institutions and international crowdfunding.
· One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn [Business Insider UK]