People all around the world came to see this masterpiece
42 feet tall!!!
People also came to Athens to play olympic games in honor of Zeus.
Dismantle the statue and bring it to Rome I want my head on it!!
Emperor Caligula wanted the statue himself because Rome beat Greece in the Olympic games. Fortunately Emperor Caligula was killed before this demand was met so the statue was safe.
Many things in honor of Zeus became less important because they were part of Pagan practices. Many people were also persecuted because of continuing Pagan practices.
ATTENTION!!! Christianity will now be the official religion of the Roman empire
Since Zeus was part of Pagan practices they closed the temple where he was located. Experts don't know exactly what happened to the glorious masterpiece, everyone believes something different happened.