Rhodes

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Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος [Ródos]) is an island in the Aegean, the largest of the Dodecanese group.

It is currently part of Greece, although it lies off the coast of Turkey.

In ancient times it was famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, supposedly a gigantic statue that bestrode its harbour, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

In mediaeval times it was ruled by the Knights of St. John, who constructed much of the well-preserved architecture of the town of Rhodes.

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