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Wonder of the world-Statue of Zeus

ZeusThe seven ancient wonders of the worldStatue of Zeus“. Statue of God of thunder was in the temple of Zeus in Olympia in Elis, in the north-western Peloponnese. The statue had a very impressive size, for the time, Zeus was seated on a throne in height from 12 to 17 meters and the impression that “if he (Zeus) would want to get out of the throne, it certainly would carry a roof.”

The majestic statue was the work of the Athenian sculptor Phidias, who at the time managed to create two famous statues of Athena, “Athena Promachos” and “Athena Parthenos”. Read the rest of this entry »


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