OLYMPİA ZEUS HEYKELİ

OLYMPİA ZEUS HEYKELİ


THE STATUE OF ZEUS AT OLYMPIA Hello, I will give you some information about Statue of Zeus at Olympia that is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Do not forget to subscribe to my channel likes video The Seven Wonders of the World can be changed periodically When the last time the list changed Hagia Sofia Museum was nominate as a candidate. But it did not make it. But the seven wonders of the ancient World have never changed and are not going to change. First of all, remember these wonders: The Pyramid of Cheops Hanging Gardens of Babylon Statue of Zeus at Olympia The Colossus of Rhodes The Lighthouse of Alexandria Mausoleion Temple of Ephesus Arthemis The Pyramid of Cheops ( located in Egypt and still remains. It is a grave and it is still in the list.) Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Even though the exact location of Gardens is unknown, it is presumed that Gardens were located in Iraq. No remains left.) Statue of Zeus at Olympia. I will tell you in detail. The Colossus of Rhodes (It was a giant statue erected in city of Rhodes. Described on feet No remains left.) The Lighthouse of Alexandria (It built in Alexandria in Egypt. No remains left. ) Mausoleion ( Remains are in Halicarnassus-Bodrum) It is a grave also Temple of Ephesus Arthemis
(Remains are in Selçuk, İzmir in Turkey.) The Temple that is in the list is the one build in Hellenistic period. Let’s start talking about Zeus The statue made by the Greek sculptor Phidias around 450 BC for the Temple of Zeus that built in Olympia, Greece around 770 BC. . It represented in the sitting position and its length about 14 metres. The statue held Nike, goddess of victory in its right hand, , a sceptre with an eagle on it in its left hand. Zeus was always described with sceptre, lighthning or eagle in its hand on reliefs, ceramic, statues and even coins. If Zeus was described with Nike, this means that statue made for Olympic Games. Seventy per cent of the statue made by marble and thirty per cent of it made by gold and ivory. When the Olympic Games became popular, people started to come in Olympia not only to worship but also to see the statue. Because the statue seems so big According to a legend, after the statue was completed the sculptor Phidias was executed on the grounds that he stole the materials. In that time big payments were only for famous people. So, they found this solution Today the remains of the statue are located in 150 km west of Athens. Some remains of the statue are exhibited in Louvre Museum, Paris. After the Olympic Games were forbidden, (because they wanted to proseltism Christianity and the statue seemed as Pagan) people became disinterested in statue. The statue removed to Rome from Olympia around 200 BC and got damaged in the road. And in same times the statue restored After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the statue removed to exhibitions hall of a rich man who lived in İstanbul. And he exhibited Zeus in his exhibition hall which presumed today located in the west of Blue Mosque Square This exhibitions hall can be considered as a museum, because some monuments taken from Anatolia were exhibited in there along with the statue of Zeus at Olympia. However, public reacted negatively because in that times all types of statues were considered as a part of pagan belief. Rumour has it that the exhibition hall all destroyed with unknown fire around 462 AC. But this is not possible because a 14 metres lenght statue destroyed and some pieces of it lost or some of it is in Athens and Louvre Museum But after the fire, there were some rumours, even legends about the statue of Zeus at Olympia. One of the most important legends is that even the statue were harmed some people wanted to save and steal it, but when they were escaping the statue fell in the Golden Horn. This legend always charmed treasture hunter 20 years ago there was a Project about cleaning the Golden Horn. In that time Japan wanted to run this Project without charge. . Only Japanese wanted to have all the monuments they will find. This seems to confirm the legend. Who knows Japanese maybe looking for Zeus It’s not possible to know legends are true or not. However, in 1871 a German Merchant and ameteur archeologist Heinrich Schliemann believed trueness of legend of Troy that his father told him when he was a child To find the treasure of the King of Priamos he went to Hellespont He excavated on the purpose of finding the treasury and finally he found the ancient city of Troy. Who knows, another person can bring to light other legends in some da or other… It is all the story I tell you about the Statue of Zeus at Olympia Thanks for watching

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