Statue of Zeus at Olympia
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Oh my soul, but does this discovery have me excited! The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a giant seated figure, about 13 meters tall, made by the Greek sculptor Phidias in circa 435 BC at the sanctuary of Olympia and erected in the Temple of Zeus. It is believed to have been made from elaborate materials such as ivory, gold, cedarwood, ebony and precious stones.
It is believed that the statue stood for just over 800 years. Again the exact details of the destruction of the statue are unknown but tradition has it that the statue was dismantled and carried off to Constantinople somewhere around 425 to 475 AD where it was either destroyed by a great fire of the Lauseion or destroyed with the temple when it burned down. Is this mere coinsidance that this time period coinsides with the time it is believed Constantinople served as the head quarters for Christianity for over a 1000 years (330 to 1453 AD). I think not!
Twice now we have seen great statues reverancing false gods that were declared great Wonders of the Ancient World being destroyed within 800 years while Constantinople stood as a Christian stronghold for over 1000 years.
This time the message, to me at, least seems clear! Satan's kingdom will NEVER out live the dominion of Christ and as the destruction of the statue of Zeus was deemed to be by fire one way or another, Satan's destruction too will come by great fire as declared in the book of Revelation! History does repeat itself and once again Christianity will rule of evil!
In case you are wondering why this discovery has me so excited, it is because going to that great city Constantinople, now known as Istanbul, is one of my great life dreams and one that I hope to fulfill!
Posted By Ronwyn Hughes to GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn at 10/14/2013 11:11:00 PM
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