Arts 111 Week 4 Midterm paper

It was located near the euphrates river in modern day

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lilies, irises, and roses. It was located near the Euphrates River in modern day Iraq and constructed around 600 BC. It was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world because at that day in time it was an innovation. This was the first time Greeks saw hanging gardens on the roofs and there were different plants all put together. It was a lush and beautiful garden in the middle of Iraq a hot desert which took a lot of water to keep alive. Its destruction was said to occur after the first century BC because of earthquakes. Now let’s go over the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a forty-two foot tall giant man sitting down. This figure was supposed to represent the god Zeus as he sat in his throne. It was built to honor the god that the Ancient Olympic gamers were held and during those times a truce was declared and all of the wars had stopped. Players and athletes would come from all over the world to Greece in a place called Peloponnesus. It was created by the Greek sculpture Phidias and made by plated ivory and gold panels over a wooden framework. It consisted of ebony, ivory, gold, and precious stones. Zeus’s body was ivory and his robe, hair, and beard were gold. The throne was made of cedar and had precious jewels. His right hand stretched out and held a small statue of Nike, the goddess of victory. The statue was so high and was more remembered for the throne than Zeus’s body and features. The legs of the throne had sphinxes and winged figures of victory in them. It was located at the Olympia, Greece and constructed around 430-422 BC. It was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world because it was the best statue of the time and was stunning and was very detailed in the design. It remained the statue of the God in honor of the ancient Olympic Games were created. It was the biggest statue that the Greeks ever built and it
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was priceless. The statue was disassembled and later destroyed by a fire around 462 AD. Today, only the stone ruins of the temple remain. Moving on we will talk about the Colossus of Rhodes.
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