The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Ancient Seven Wonders are absolutely worthwhile to visit. Meanwhile the statue of Zeus at Olympia is my recommendation to everyone who like to travel. Certainly other 6 of wonders such as Lighthouse of Alexandria, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Temple of Artemis, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and Great Pyramid of Giza, The Colossus of Rhodes are also good choice when you have free time to travel.

Background

It is said that the priests of Olympia, who appreciated Pheidias’s masterpieces very much, appointed Pheidias’s descendants to take charge of preserving the statue of Zeus and enjoying eternal glory.

 

Zeus is the third generation of the ancient Greek God King genealogy, he is omnipotent god, can see and understand everything and things in the world, whether on earth or on the mountain of gods, he is the source of gods, he determines the fate of gods and people. Zeus with many goddesses and women to gave birth to many descendants, including Apollo and Artemis brothers and sisters, Dionysus, Hercules and so on. Zeus did everything he could to get close to the goddess and the woman, and he was always furtive, so he always made Hera angry. In order not to be known by Hera about his paramours, he always tried to block Hera in various ways.

 

The statue of Zeus in Olympia was built around 457 BC. The sanctuary itself is a Doricorder building. The sanctuary is built of marble and covered with limestone. It is supported by 34 Corinthian pillars about 17 meters high and covers an area of 41.1 m * 107.75 m. The statue behind the temple is carved out by marble from Paros island. Many statues on the western side of the temple are full of Athens style.

 

Geography

The sanctuary of Zeus is the religious center of ancient Greece. The sanctuary is situated in the southeastern part of the Acropolis, Greece, near the Olympian Stadium in the city-state of Alice, in the middle of a vast flat area on the banks of the Elysos River, under the control of Zeus, the God of the ancient Greek gods.

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