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Greek Politician Seeks to Rebuild Ancient Colossus Statue

One of the seven wonders of the ancient world may soon rise again.

A mayor on the Greek island Rhodes says he will back efforts to rebuild the Colossus, the 3rd century B.C. statue of the sun god Helios.

The decision will further Greek Cypriot artist's Nikos Gtoziamanis long-delayed dream of building a 33-meter brass version of the original, which stood near Rhodes' harbor.

The first Colossus was created to celebrate the island's political unity. It tumbled to ground during an earthquake only decades after its completion.

No one knows exactly what it looked like, but millennia later, the statue served as inspiration for the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

Some information for this report provided by AP.