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​Statue Of Zeus (I)

This song is by Rick Wakeman and appears on the album The Seven Wonders Of The World (1995).

The Statue of Zeus, king of the Greek gods, was completed in 433 B.C at Olympia by the Greek sculptor Pheidias and took up the entire width of the temple's aisle in which it was housed.
Carved from ivory and gold and encrusted with precious stones and jewels, the statue survived for many centuries, until Roman times, during which the shrine was badly neglected and the statue taken to Constantinople where it was eventually destroyed by fire.