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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia carved by the Greek sculptor Phidias (5th century BC) in 433 BC, in what is presently Greece, was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Zeus was carved from ivory and was seated on a magnificent throne made of cedarwood and inlaid with ivory, gold, ebony and precious stones.
In Zeus' right hand there was a small statue of Nike, the goddess of victory, and in his left hand a shining sceptre on which an eagle perched.
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 Zeus
Zeus, the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea, he was the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus and of the Pantheon of gods who resided there.
Zeus also used his charm and unprecedented power to seduce those he wanted, so when Zeus promised Semele that he would reveal himself in all his splendor, in order to seduce her, the union produced Dionysus, but she was destroyed when Zeus appeared as thunder and lightening.
Zeus had many Temples and festivals in his honor, the most famous of his sanctuaries being Olympia, the magnificent "Temple of Zeus", which held the gold and ivory statue of the enthroned Zeus, sculpted by Phidias and hailed as one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World".
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 Statue of Zeus at Olympia - Biocrawler
The statue stood in Olympia, and was perhaps the most famous sculpture in ancient Greece.
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia carved by the famed Greek sculptor Phidias (5th century BC) in 435 BC, in present-day Greece, was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The seated statue occupied the whole width of the aisle of the temple that was built to house it.
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 Statue of Zeus at Olympia - Crystalinks
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia is one of the classical Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The seated statue occupied the whole width of the aisle of the temple that was built to house it.
Zeus was carved from ivory (technically the ivory was soaked in a liquid that made it softer, so it was probably both carved and shaped as necessary) then covered with gold plating (thus chryselephantine) and was seated on a magnificent throne of cedarwood, inlaid with ivory, gold, ebony, and precious stones.
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The seated statue occupied the whole width of the aisle of the temple that was built to house it, and was 40 feet (12 meters) tall.
Zeus was a chryselephantine sculpture, made of ivory and accented with gold plating.
In Zeus' right hand there was a small statue of Nike, the goddess of victory, and in his left hand, a shining sceptre on which an eagle perched.
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 The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Olympia was further struck by earthquakes, landslides and floods, and the temple was damaged by fire in the fifth century AD.
Pheidias' workshop in Olympia still exists, and is coincidentally -- or may be not -- identical in size and orientation to the temple of Zeus.
The height of the statue itself was 13 m (40 ft), equivalent to a modern 4-story building.
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The Statue of Zeus was the most famous statue of ancient times.
To the ancient Greeks, the statue was a symbol of perfection and every year thousands of people would come to the statue and pay their respects.
The statue stayed in the temple for years, but it was neglected during Roman times around 394 A.D. It was taken to Constantinople where it seems it was destroyed by fire.
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 Statue of Zeus in Olympia - Statue of Zeus Olympia - Seven Wonders of Ancient World
It is situated in Olympia, on the west coast of Greece, 150 km to the west of Athens.
In the second century BC the Statue of Zeus in Olympia was repaired because it had begun to age.
The statue of Zeus in Olympia was then transported by wealthy Greeks to a palace in Constantinople.
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 Olympia, Art - The chryselephantine statue of Zeus
Reconstruction of the chryselephantine statue of Zeus at the temple of Olympia.
Zeus was seated on his throne, which was made from bronze, gold, ivory and various precious stones.
The statue was at Olympia until 393 AD, afterwards it was taken to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in the great fire of Lauseion, at 476 AD.
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 The Seven Wonders: The Statue of Zeus at Olympia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is the statue of the god in whose honor the Ancient Olympic games were held.
Olympia was further struck by earthquakes, landslides and floods, and the temple was damaged by fire in the fifth century AD.
Pheidias' workshop in Olympia still exists, and is coincidentally -- or may be not -- identical in size and orientation to the temple of Zeus.
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 The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The statue is located at the ancient town of Olympia, on the west coast of modern Greece, about 150 km west of the powerful city-state Athens.
The height of the statue itself was approximately 13 m (40 ft), or the height of a modern 4-story building.
Zeus' throne had legs that were decorated with sphinxes and figures of Nike, the winged goddess of victory.
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 Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia carved by the famed Greek sculptor Phidias (5th century BC) in 435 BC, in what is presently Greece, was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
In AD 394, it was taken to Constantinople (modern Istanbul) the capital of the Byzantine Empire, where it was probably destroyed in an accidental fire.
"It seems that if Zeus were to stand up," the geographer Strabo noted early in the 1st century BC, "he would unroof the temple." Zeus was carved from ivory and was seated on a magnificent throne made of cedarwood and inlaid with ivory, gold, ebony and precious stones.
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 The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Zeus wore a robe and jewels made of gold; also made of gold were the sandals he wore.
The scaffolding attached to the statue collapsed, accompanied by, according to legend, a loud laughing noise.
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 SEVEN WONDERS - Statue of Zeus at Olympia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a 40 foot statue constructed of ivory and gold showing the Greek father of gods Zeus (Jupiter) on his throne.
The temple of Zeus was designed and built in 450 B.C. and Pheidias began working on the sculpture for the temple around 440 B.C. He developed a technique for building enormous gold and ivory statues and sculpted and carved the different pieces of the statue in his workshop that still exists in Olympia today.
The temple of Zeus was closed when the Olympic games were banned in A.D. 391 by the emperor Theodosius I. Olympia was struck by earthquakes, landslides and floods, and the temple was damaged by fire in the fifth century A.D. Earlier, the statue had been transported by wealthy Greeks to a palace in Constantinople.
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 The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was the most famous artistic work in all of Greece and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and it made a profound impression on all who saw it.
Altars to Zeus graced the forecourts of houses throughout Greece and pilgrims visited his many mountaintop shrines, but the god's best-known temple was the monumental Temple of Zeus, built in 460 BC in a sacred grove between two rivers at Olympia.
The statue of Zeus presided over the games until 393 AD, when they were abolished by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I because of their pagan associations.
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 1Up Travel- 7 Wonders of the World- The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The 12-m (40-ft) Statue of Zeus (mid-5th century BC) by the Greek sculptor Phidias was the central feature of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, Greece.
The Statue of Zeus (circa 450 BC) was a 9-m (30-ft) portrayal of Zeus seated on a throne.
Zeus was the most powerful of the gods, and many of the participants of the olympics paid homage to him before the games.
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The conquests of Zeus among nymphs and the mythic mortal progenitors of Hellenic dynasties are famous.
Zeus condemned Sisyphus be tied to a fiery wheel for eternity as punishment for attempting to violate Hera.
Zeus is portrayed to be the father of the current Wonder Girl in the DC comics universe, and has given her a lasso made from his lightning to use as a weapon.
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 The statue of Zeus at Olympia
The statue of Zeus was located at the town of Olympia.
The statue was designed by the architect Libon and built in 450 B.C. However improvements to the design were made by the sculptor Phedias.
The statue base was 6.5 m wide and 1m high The statue was 13m high the same as a 4-srory building.
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The Statue of Zeus in located on the west coast of Greece in a region called Peloponnesus, it was about 150 kilometers west of Athens, in a shrine dedicated to his worship.
The statue is a man made relic; it was built in a shrine on the western coast of Greece and was for worship of the king of the Greek god Zeus.
The statue is a man made relic; it was built in a shrine on the western coast of Olympia and was for worship.
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 Brainboost - How was the statue of zeus at olympia created   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Statue of Zeus Phidias created the 12 - m (40 - ft) tall statue of Zeus at Olympia about 435 BC The statue was perhaps the most famous sculpture in ancient Greece, imagined here in a 16th - century engraving..
Statue of Zeus The Greek sculptor Phidias created the 12 - m (40 - ft) tall Statue of Zeus around 435 BC The statue stood in Olympia, and was perhaps the most famous sculpture in ancient Greece..
One of the seven wonders of the ancient world was located in Olympia: the gigantic ivory and gold statue of Zeus created by Phidias whose nearby workshop was first excavated in the 1950s.
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 Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The shrine to Zeus was simple in the early years, but as time went by and the games increased in importance, it became obvious that a new, larger temple, one worthy of the King of the gods, was needed.
In its right hand the statue held the figure of Nike (the goddess of victory) and in its left was a sceptre "inlaid with every kind of metal..." which was topped with an eagle.
After that the statue was moved by wealthy Greeks to the city of Constantinople where it survived until destroyed by fire in 462 A.D..
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 Statue of Zeus at Olympia - by authority Howard Hillman
The statue of the Greek god Zeus at Olympia was one of the world's greatest statues.
The statue's head nearly scraped the ceiling of the Temple of Zeus.
The Statue of Zeus was housed in the 64 meter (210 foot) long Temple of Zeus, which could be called a wonder on its own merits.
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 The Colossal Zeus Statue of Pheidias
Reconstruction of the frieze of the Zeus Statue with the killing of the children of Niobe by Artemis (assumed to be a work of Colotes or Kolotis)
For olive oil is beneficial to the image at Olympia, and it is olive oil which keeps the ivory from being harmed by the marshiness of the Altis.
When Greenough carved his large statue of George Washington in the national Capitol, he omitted the drapery on the upper part of the body, obviously with the intention of drawing the attention of the spectator away from the dress to the person who wore it.
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 The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Zeus is King of the Greek and Roman Gods and the God of thunder and rain.
Phidais was asked to built the statue in the Temple of Zeus as the Temple of Zeus, which was designed by the architect Libon, was considered too mundane and bland on its own and needed something majestic.
Olympia endured earthquakes, landslides and floods, and then the Temple of Zeus was damaged by fire in the fifth century A.D..
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 Archaeopaedia: Versions for "Statue of Zeus at Olympia"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The statue took Pheidias over 12 years to complete, and the result was so astounding that those who saw the statue marveled and placed it among the seven wonders of the world (J. Swaddling).
The statue sat on a throne in the middle of the temple of Zeus.
The statue sat in the naos of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia for approximately 800 years.
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