European History

An Underground Entrance to the Temple of Zeus?

Ancient temple of Zeus

Built at the ancient religious site of Olympia, the Greek Temple of Zeus is one of the most impressive ancient temples built in Greece. Erected in the fifth century BC, the Temple of Zeus was a model of the classical temple of the Doric Order. The Doric order was one of three orders of ancient Greek architecture. The other two orders were the Ionic and the Corinthian order. The Doric order is famous for the simple circular capitals at the tip of the columns. This order is the simplest and earliest of the orders.

The temple was home to the famous statue of Zeus and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The statue was made of gold and ivory and measures around 13 meters in height. It is believed that it took thirteen years to finish the state. It was one of t Classical Greece’s most reversed and famous statues.

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