Greece: Peloponnesus - maui-mike
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The site of Phidias the Master Sculptor's workshop at Olympia.

Phidias, or The Great Pheidias (ca. 480 – 430 BC), was a Greek sculptor, painter and architect who is regarded as one of the greatest of all sculptors of Classical Greece. Phidias' Statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In 1958 archaeologists found and excavated the workshop at Olympia (beneath the ruins of a later Byzantine chapel) where Phidias assembled the monumental gold and ivory statue of Zeus in 432 BC. Zeus' body was of ivory, his robe was made of gold.

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