The Statue of Zeus at Olympia By: Kayla, John, Piero, David, and Sharmaine
Facts • The statue was made by Phidias who is the greatest Greek sculptor. • The statue was built about 450 B.C • The statue is about 43 feet tall. • The statue is located in Greece.
The Materials used for the statue. gold Ivory jewels Ebony
Pictures The statue of Zeus but all gold The Temple of Zeus
Extra Info! • The statue no longer exists. After the Olympic games were banned in 391 C.E. by the emperor Theodosius I as Pagan practices, the temple of Zeus was ordered closed. Olympia was further struck by earthquakes, landslides and floods, and the temple was damaged by fire in the fifth century C.E. Earlier, the statue had been transported by wealthy Greeks to a palace in Constantinople. There, it survived until it was destroyed by a severe fire in 462 C.E. Today nothing remains at the site of the old temple except rocks and debris, the foundation of the buildings, and fallen columns.
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