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Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Background

The Statue of Zeus at the Greek city of Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The Greeks were renowned for their temple and statue construction, creating many great wonders of the world including the Colossus of Rhodes, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The Statue of Zeus was actually part of the larger Temple of Zeus at Olympia which was a massive complex constructed between 470 and 456 BCE.

Statue of Zeus at Olympia - Statue of Zues at Olympia (Maerten van Heemskerck 1572)

Statue of Zeus - Maerten van Heemskerck (1572)

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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