The Sponge Divers of Greece

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Most sponge that we use today are synthetic, but in the old days sponge was collected from the sea bed. Some of the finest-quality sea sponge, a jelly-like marine creature with a body full of pores, can be found in the warm waters of southeastern Mediterranean. Continue reading

Casa Cook Hotel In Rhodes, Greece

Casa Cook is a new hotel brand by travel company Thomas Cook, that just opened its first location on the picturesque island of Rhodes, Greece.

This adult only hotel mentions that it’s a “new boutique hotel for the bohemian spirit.” There are 90 rooms, and each one of the rooms opens out onto a swim-up pool. There’s also a restaurant, bar, and pool area, as well a gym and yoga space. Continue reading

10 Amazing Works of Art that are Lost Forever

The Colossus of Rhodes: Lost in an Earthquake

The Colossus of Rhodes was an enormous statue of the Greek Titan Helios, the personification of the sun, which was built in the Greek city of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. This massive statue stood nearly one hundred feet high and rested on a fifty-foot high marble pedestal. This masterpiece is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The striking bronze Colossus took over twelve years to build, and it stood facing the city of Rhodes for over fifty-six years before an earthquake hit the city, collapsing the statue into hundreds of pieces, where they have lain for centuries.

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