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Statue of Zeus at Olympia

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jason gould

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Statue of Zeus at Olympia Made in 432 B.C by Phidias.

One of the seven wonders of the world. What was the statue of Zeus made of? Ivory and gold plated bronze. How big was the statue? It was over 4o feet tall and 22 feet wide. Who made the statue? Phidias sculpted this epic statue.

12 years to complete.

One of Finest architects and sculptors ever. How did Phidias make this statue? 1.Wooden framework as skeleton.

2.Covered wooden framework with ivory used as his skin.

3.sheets of gold as clothing. Why was the statue built? Have statue at olympic games.

All about honoring Zeus. Where was the statue located? Olympia, Greece. Does the statue still exist today? No.

Destroyed fire of Lauseion in 475 A.D. Where was the statue relocated to? Modern day Istanbul, Turkey
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