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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