The 98-foot high statue of Greek divinity Helios, commonly known as the Colossus of Rhodes, might be rebuilt to promote tourism in the area.
The statue stood tall near the harbour of Rhodes in Greece for over 5 decades until it was brought down during an earthquake in 226 BCE. Now, a team of researchers wish to rebuild it to generate jobs and boost the tourist industry.
Bringing back the Colossus of Rhodes to our world will be done in a more grandiose manner: the new statue is planned to be much taller, at 400 feet.
The project proposal also involves the construction of a library, museum, cultural center, exhibition hall, as well as a lighthouse.
The researchers will also ensure that it is earthquake-resistant by using modern technology. They also wish to make of it a proper Greek god of the sun: it will be equipped with golden solar panels to power the monument.
Such an endeavour will require from 240 to 260 million euros.