How did phidias die?

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Phidias died in one of two ways:

1: He died in prison after being accused by Pericles' (his close friend) enemies of stealing gold from the Athena Parthenos. However he proved his innocence, and Pericles' enemies then accused him of engraving Pericles and his faces into the Athena Parthenos' shield.

2: After being accused, it is also possible that he was cast into exile onto the island of Elis, where he spent the rest of his days and created the statue of Zeus, that is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

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