The Colossus of Rhodes, Greece In contrast to the pyramids, the colossus was the shortest lived of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Completed in 282 B.C. after taking 12 years to build, the Colossus of Rhodes was felled by an earthquake that snapped the statue off at the knees a mere 56 years later.
The Colossus of Rhodes was built around 292-280 B.C. It was destroyed by earthquake in 225 making the Colossus of Rhodes the shortest lasting of all the 7 wonders. The statue was of the god Helios.