The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god Helios, erected on the Greek island of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Served as an inspiration for the Statue of Liberty.
Detail, arch of Septimus Severus, Leptus Magna, Libya. The 3rd century AD Roman Emperor, Septimus Severus, was born here, and provided the energy and foresight for this great city. Built of hard local limestone, it was abandoned to the encroaching sand dunes in 11th century and its excavation was not started until the 20th century