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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Location. The statue was built in the temple of Zeus in Olympia. The statue was finished around 456 BC. There are no remains of this statue today. Purpose. Made by the Greek sculptor Phidias in circa around 460-470 BC.

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Location
Location

  • The statue was built in the temple of Zeus in Olympia.

  • The statue was finished around 456 BC.

  • There are no remains of this statue today.


Purpose
Purpose

  • Made by the Greek sculptor Phidias in circa around 460-470 BC.

  • The Greeks decided to build the structure so the citizens would be able to sit in front of their greatest god and pray.

  • The statue allowed many people to pray in front their god.


Uniqueness
Uniqueness

  • The structure was very unique because the blanket was made of gold and many other precious rocks were used.

  • The statue took eight years to build.

  • Zeus was sitting on an elaborate cedar wood throne ornamented with ebony, ivory, gold and other rare stones.


Ancient foresight
Ancient Foresight

  • There is many other statues like this one that have been made for many other gods and goddesses.

  • In many churches around the world there are statues of Gods so that the people can see who they are praying to.

  • Was considered as one of the greatest seven wonders in the world until it was destroyed in the fifth century AD.


Bibliography
Bibliography

  • http://www.personal.psu.edu/mml5116/assign7.html

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


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