The Statue Of Zeus At Olympia, Greece

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Funfact: The gardens probably weren’t in Babylon at all. Other researchers think that the gardens were actually in Nineveh. Some people even think that they haven’t even existed at all. That the gardens are just a myth… The statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece A man named Pheidias was chosen to create the actual statue of Zeus (not the temple). He was known to be the finest sculptor of the ancient world. He had already made an enormous statue of the Goddess Athena in Athens. It had taken him 12 years of incredibly hard work to complete the statue of Zeus. He finished around 430 BCE. Zeus was seated on a throne with in his right hand Nike (goddess of victory) and in his left hand a sceptre, with on top his eagle. He was 40 feet (12 meters).
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