The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a Work of Engineering

Date Built: 466 BC

State: Destroyed in 475 B.C.

A statue of the greek god Zeus built from ivory plates and gold panels stretching 43 feet tall isn’t your typical construction project. While the sculpture is that of legend, very little is actually known about the artistic work beyond written texts. It was destroyed in the 5th century A.D. with no known replicas.

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) by trade and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author and the producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.


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