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A Walking Tour of Olympia, Greece


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Workshop of Pheidias at Olympia
Workshop of Pheidias, Olympia, Greece

Workshop of Pheidias, Olympia, Greece

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These ruins represent the structure known as the Workshop of Pheidias. According to Pausanias the Traveler, Pheidias built the gold and ivory statue of Zeus here. Confirming Pausanias' reports, excavators found tools, a cup marked "Pheidias", and terracotta molds used to create the 12 meter high wonder. Built about 430 BC.

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