Another column from the Temple of Zeus. This temple was built between 470-456 BC. In ancient times, it housed a 36-ft tall chryselephantine sculpture of Zeus sitting on a throne, made of ivory and accented with gold plating - it was one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.” It is uncertain where it went - whether it was looted or destroyed. During excavations of the site in the 1950s, archaeologists found molds, tools, and other things the sculptor Phidias used to construct the statue, which has allowed us to better understand how it was made and what it looked like.

Aperture: f/7.1 Shutter Speed: 1/447 sec Camera: NIKON E5700
Focal Length: 8.9 mm Flash Mode: No Flash Date Taken: May 21, 2008 at 2:02 AM