Temple of Zeus Facts

To the ancient Greeks Zeus was the King of the Gods and "father of Gods and men". To honor him they built the largest and most magnificent temple in Greece at Olympia. The Temple of Zeus was a stunningly beautiful example of Ancient Greek Architecture. Inside they erected a huge statue of Zeus, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. A sad fact is that today what remains of this amazing building and statue are just a few columns and scattered stones. The structure was built where many earthquakes have occurred that have taken their toll on the structure. Men, women, and kids who visit these ruins may be disappointed by the poor condition of the once amazing temple.

The list of information below has interesting facts about this amazing example of Greek Architecture which will help you understand why it was so magnificent.

General Temple of Zeus Facts

Facts about the Statue of Zeus Inside the Temple of Zeus