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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Temple of Zeus

This 5th century temple once contained one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the status of Zeus by the sculptor Phidias. The temple itself was also a wonder, roofed with marble tiles cut thin enough to be translucent.

Even in ruins, it's impressive. But it's seeing the sculptures from the pediments in the museum that really brings home how magnificent this temple must have been.

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