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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

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  1. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia FarazVirani

  2. Location • Peloponnesus (Modern Greece) • Built ~ 432 BC • It no longer stands today www.daviddarling.info

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Bibliography • http://unmuseum.mus.pa.us/ztemp.htm students.cis.uab.edu