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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Faraz Virani. Location. Peloponnesus (Modern Greece ) Built ~ 432 BC It no longer stands today. www.daviddarling.info. Purpose. Phidias sculpted the structure

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Location
Location

  • Peloponnesus (Modern Greece)

  • Built ~ 432 BC

  • It no longer stands today

www.daviddarling.info


Purpose
Purpose

  • Phidias sculpted the structure

  • It was built to honor Zeus, the master of the gods and to symbolize the Olympic Games that unified all the Greek city-states.

  • It was used to honor Zeus at the Olympia temple where the games were held as well.


Uniqueness
Uniqueness

  • It was struck by lightning the day after completion and had an interior.

  • It took 12 years to complete the project.

  • Ivory, gold, wood, were used to make the monument

  • A technique called chryselephantine helped attach ivory and gold sections onto a wooden frame.


Ancient foresight
Ancient Foresight

  • The Lincoln or Jefferson Memorials could be good parallels to the Statue of Zeus.

  • This was one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World.


Bibliography
Bibliography

  • http://unmuseum.mus.pa.us/ztemp.htm

students.cis.uab.edu


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