Ancient Greeks have contributed to our civilization more than most people realize, unfortunately, from mathematics to fine arts and beyond. It would take us ages to go through all the benefits we enjoy as a result of Greek ingenuity and long-term vision, so we won’t even try. We will, however, remind ourselves that ancient Greeks were phenomenal artists as well, and we have plenty of evidence to confirm it.
So over the next few minutes, we’ll go over some of the most influential sculptures of the Ancient World. There is really no surprise that most of them are Greek, as the Greeks have long been masters of sculpture and architecture. Without further ado, here are the ten most famous greek sculptures of all times.
9The Charioteer of Delphi
This exquisite statue is one of the greatest surviving works of the Ancient world. Dating from around 470 BC, this statue was part of a larger group of statuary given to the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi by Polyzalos who was the brother of the tyrant of Syracuse. The truly interesting thing about this bronze statue is that it somehow survived throughout the ages with its glass eyes intact.