The Temple of Zeus at Olympia was dedicated to the Father of the Gods, Zeus. It was the very model of the fully developed classical Greek temple of the Doric order. The temple, built between 472 and 456 BC housed the renowned statue of Zeus, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The statue was approximately 13 m (43 ft) high and was made by the sculptor Phidias in his workshop on the site at Olympia. He took about twelve years to complete it. The statue was the most famous artistic work in Greece.

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