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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

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  1. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Bibliography • http://www.personal.psu.edu/mml5116/assign7.html • http://unmuseum.mus.pa.us/ztemp.htm