Ancient collecting ...

A Byzantine Collection of Antiquities, in the sense of a 'collection' put together for artistic reasons, as opposed to propaganda (the Hippodrome) or spolia as decorative re-used is recorded. Lausos collected antiqutities in the early 5th century, but his palace was destroyed by a fire in AD 475. Pheidias' Zeus of Olympia, the original of the Cnidia .

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