Statue of Zeus at Olympia (4/6)

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A tribute to the chief and most important god in the Greek culture and erected in one of the most magical and legendary points in their entire geography, the Statue of Zeus was wholly designed to flex the muscles of Greek majesty. Reportedly standing at a massive thirteen metres tall and constructed from luxury materials such as gold and ivory plates, it was designed to outdo the wonders found in Athens. The fate of the temple then fell into the myth books, with the most common fate being attributed to Turkish thieves who moved the statue to Constantinople, where it eventually burned down in 425 AD. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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