Your question: What happened to the Temple of Olympian Zeus?

What happened to Zeus’s temple?

Archaeologists have long postulated that the already ruined Temple was destroyed by the earthquakes of AD 522 and 551, known to have caused widespread damage in the Peloponnese, although a 2014 paper hypothesizes that the columns may have been “intentionally pulled down by ropes during the early Byzantine period”.

When was Zeus temple destroyed?

The temple was destroyed in 426 ce, and the statue, of which no accurate copies survive, may have been destroyed then or in a fire at Constantinople (now Istanbul) about 50 years later.

Who built temple of Zeus?

What is Zeus name in Greek?

Zeus. Roman name: Jupiter or Jove. The sky-god Zeus rules Mount Olympus.

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