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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia. By: Michael Smith. Location. The Statue was made by the Greek sculptor Phidias in Olympia Greece from 430-422 B.C. In Ancient Greece the statue was located at the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, Greece. None of the Statue has ever been found in modern times. Purpose.

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Location
Location

  • The Statue was made by the Greek sculptor Phidias in Olympia Greece from 430-422 B.C.

  • In Ancient Greece the statue was located at the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, Greece.

  • None of the Statue has ever been found in modern times.


Purpose
Purpose

  • The structure was Built by the Greek sculptor Phidias.

  • Phidias built the structure to honor the Greek god Zeus.

  • The structure was used a decoration for the Temple of Zeus in Olympia and worship.


Uniqueness
Uniqueness

  • This statue was unique because it was the largest statue of the god Zeus ever created.

  • The statue took 8 years to build.

  • The statue was built out of gold and ivory and was decorated with Ebony wood, precious stones, and other precious minerals.


Ancient foresight
Ancient Foresight

  • There statues in use today.

  • The statue was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World until its destruction in 50A.D.


Sources
Sources

  • Pictures

  • http://www.daviddarling.info/images/Statue_of_Zeus_at_Olympia.jpg

  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Zeus_Hermitage_St._Petersburg_20021009.jpg/220px-Zeus_Hermitage_St._Petersburg_20021009.jpg

  • Information

  • http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/artarchaeologyarchitect/g/ZeusOlympia.htm

  • http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/statueofzeus.htm


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