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An 18th century drawing, by the Chevalier de Folard, of the helepolis designed by Epimachus for the siege of Rhodes in 305 BCE. Note the pulley system used to move it forward.
When the siege failed, the helepolis was abandoned, and the metal plating used by the people of Rhodes to construct the Colossus.

An 18th century drawing, by the Chevalier de Folard, of the helepolis designed by Epimachus for the siege of Rhodes in 305 BCE. Note the pulley system used to move it forward.

When the siege failed, the helepolis was abandoned, and the metal plating used by the people of Rhodes to construct the Colossus.



An 18th century drawing, by the Chevalier de Folard, of the helepolis designed by Epimachus for the siege of Rhodes in 305 BCE. Note the pulley system used to move it forward.

When the siege failed, the helepolis was abandoned, and the metal plating used by the people of Rhodes to construct the Colossus.


   
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