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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia


The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was made of gold and ivory by the Greek sculptor Phidias in the 5th century B.C. Legend says that the statue, reputed to be 40 ft high, was moved from Olympia to Constantinople, where it was eventually destroyed in a fire.

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September 1, 2014



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