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800 BCE: The oracle of Zeus is established at Dodona.
 
 
776 BCE: First athletic games in honour of Zeus are held at Olympia with one event, the stadion foot race.
 
 
700 BCE: Greek poet Hesiod writes his Theogony and Works and Days.
 
 
573 BCE: First athletic games at Nemea in honour of Zeus.
 
530 BCE: The Bronze Zeus of Tarentum is sculpted.
 
480 BCE: The huge temple of Zeus is built at Agrigento.
 
 
460 BCE - 457 BCE: Temple of Zeus is built at Olympia with a statue of Apollo dominating the west pediment and containing the cult statue of Zeus by Phidias.
 
 
460 BCE: The west pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia is decorated with a Centauromachy of centaurs fighting Lapiths at the wedding of Peirithoos.
 
 
460 BCE: The bronze Poseidon or Zeus statue (of Cape Artemesium) is sculpted.
 
 
457 BCE: Metopes on the Temple of Zeus at Olympia depict the twelve labours of Hercules.
 
 
430 BCE: The cult statue of Zeus by Phidias is dedicated in the Temple of Zeus, Olympia. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
 
430 BCE: The temple of Hephaistos is built at Agrigento.
 
 
331 BCE: Alexander the Great declares himself the Son of Zeus-Ammon at Siwa Oasis.
 
 
330 BCE: Temple of Zeus built at Nemea.
 
 
225 BCE: Philo of Byzantium records The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
 
 
395 CE: The statue of Zeus at Olympia is removed to Constantinople.
 
 
475 CE: According to the Byzantine historian Zonaras, the statue of Zeus from Olympia is destroyed by a fire in Constantinople.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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