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The Statue of Zeus increases war weariness in the cities of those who go to war against its builder. It also increases the chances of a Great Artist appearing.

Civilopedia entry[]

Many monuments were created to honor Zeus, King of the Greek Gods, yet none could be as impressive as the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Over forty feet tall, the Statue filled the temple in which it was constructed from floor to ceiling. Created by the master artisan Phidias between 446 and 438 BC, the whole statue rested on a wooden frame built upon a cedarwood throne of appropriate size for a forty-foot deity. The frame was then draped in ivory and gold (ivory for skin, gold for clothing) and covered from head to toe in jewels. Before Zeus' feet, a shallow lake of olive oil reflected light into the temple, illuminating the otherwise closed building. Every four years, when the Olympic Games would be held in the town, Olympic competitors would approach the statue and make sacrifices to the King of the Gods with the hope of assuring their victory.

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Civilization IV Wonders and Projects [edit]
World Wonders Angkor Wat Apostolic PalaceB Broadway Chichen Itza Colossus Cristo RedentorB Eiffel Tower Great Library Great Lighthouse Great WallW Hagia Sophia Hanging Gardens Hollywood Kremlin Mausoleum of MaussollosB Notre Dame Oracle Parthenon Pentagon Pyramids Rock 'n' Roll Shwedagon PayaB Sistine Chapel Space Elevator Spiral Minaret Statue of Liberty Statue of ZeusB Stonehenge Taj Mahal Temple of ArtemisW Three Gorges Dam United Nations University of SankoreW Versailles
National Wonders Forbidden Palace Globe Theatre Hermitage Heroic Epic Ironworks Moai StatuesB Mt. Rushmore National Epic National ParkB Oxford University Palace Red Cross Wall Street West Point
Shrines Church of the Nativity Dai Miao Kashi Vishwanath Kong Miao Mahabodhi Masjid Al-Haram Temple of Solomon
Projects Apollo Program SDI SS Casing SS Cockpit SS Docking Bay SS Engine SS Life Support SS Stasis Chamber SS Thrusters The Internet The Manhattan Project
W Added in WarlordsB Added in Beyond the Sword