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Ancient Roman port history unveiled

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Republication from LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

Researchers successfully reconstructed anthropic influences on sedimentation, including dredging and canal gates use, in the ancient harbour of Portus – a complex of harbour basins and canals that formed the hub of commerce in the capital of the Roman Empire.

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The Temple of Trajan on the Upper Acropolis of Pergamon

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Republication from followinghadrian.com

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the accession of Trajan to the imperial throne (28 January 98 AD). As a tribute, here is a selection of images from the Temple of Trajan at Pergamon, an ancient Greek city in Aeolis.

The Temple of Trajan (Trajaneum) was one of the most spectacular structures built on the upper acropolis of Pergamon. It is situated at the highest point of the acropolis and is the only building that is truly Roman. Its construction started around 114 AD during the reign of Trajan but was completed after his death during the rule of Hadrian. Both Emperors were worshipped here.

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Constructional plan of Persepolis’ palaces area

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A constructional plan of Persepolis’ palaces area. Persepolis was one of the four capital cities of the Achaemenid Persian Empire.
Also a modern restoration of a

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Εικονικές αποκαταστάσεις αρχαίων και μεσαιωνικών ιστορικών μνημείων και άλλων κατασκευών

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Σε αυτό το post θα ασχοληθώ με τις εντυπωσιακές αρχιτεκτονικές αποκαταστάσεις αρχαίων και μεσαιωνικών πόλεων, ναών, λιμανιών, θεάτρων, οχυρώσεων κλπ., από τον J.C. Golvin, Γάλλο αρχιτέκτονα και αρχαιολόγο.
Συνιστώ ανεπιφύλακτα την ιστοσελίδα του J.C. Golvin σε πολιτικούς μηχανικούς, αρχιτέκτονες και αρχαιολόγους. Με βοήθησε

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Stone-throwing catapult of Isidoros of Abydos

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Detailed diagrams of the Hellenic stone-throwing catapult of Isidoros of Abydos, by Marsden: general plan, side-elevation, front-elevation, cross-section (through center of A, K, Λ, M and N), inside elevation of N before fitting.

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Visual reconstructions of great sites of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

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Today I’m dealing with the architectural reconstructions of ancient and medieval cities, temples, harbours, theatres, fortifications etc, by J.C. Golvin, a French architect and archaeologist.

I strongly recommend J.C. Golvin’s site to architects, civil engineers and archaeologists. It really helped me to

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