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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia. By: Anvi Nandish. Location. The Statue was built in Peloponnesus which is modern day Greece It was built around 432 BC The whole statue is completely gone but, the temple is left with a few columns. Purpose. The statue was designed by Libon of Elis.

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Location
Location

  • The Statue was built in Peloponnesus which is modern day Greece

  • It was built around 432 BC

  • The whole statue is completely gone but, the temple is left with a few columns.


Purpose
Purpose

  • The statue was designed by Libon of Elis.

  • Libon of Elis designed the statue to be a token for the king of the Gods, Zeus.

  • It was used as a religious shrine, where the competitors and other would often pray before the Olympic games would begin.


Uniqueness
Uniqueness

  • The thing about the structure that is very fascinating was its size. The statue was around 40 feet. ( Twice the size of the Lincoln Memorial)

  • It took them 7 years to build the statue of Zeus.

  • The temple followed a design used on many large Grecian temples. It was similar to the Parthenon in Athens and the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus.


Ancient foresight
Ancient Foresight

  • The Doric columns that were used in the building of the temple were and still used in modern architecture.

  • The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world.



Sources
Sources

  • http://factsanddetails.com/world.php?itemid=2012&catid=56

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

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

  • http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia_of_history/S/Statue_of_Zeus_at_Olympia.html

  • http://www.crystalinks.com/statuezeusolympia.html


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