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Urban plan of Olynthos, Chalkidike, Greece

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The urban plan of Olynthos reconstructed by Hoepfner and Schwandner. Note specifically the city blocks, designed according to the Hippodamian system of urban planning.

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Αρχαία Αθήνα: η πόλη με το μεγαλύτερο μήκος οχυρώσεων όλων των περιόδων

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Διάγραμμα του Ιωάννη Τραυλού (wikimedia commons) στο οποίο απεικονίζονται οι οχυρώσεις του αστικού συγκροτήματος Αθήνας-Πειραιά-Φαλήρου κατά την Κλασσική περίοδο.

Σε αυτό το διάγραμμα εμφαίνεται ένα γεγονός για τη λαμπρή πόλη των Αθηνών: πως πρόκειται για την πόλη με το μεγαλύτερο μήκος οχυρώσεων όλων των Περιόδων, από όσα γνωρίζω.

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Architectural representation of Mari, Mesopotamia

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An architectural representation of Mari around 2400 BCE following the archaeological data.

Mari was a very important Semitic city-state in ancient Mesopotamia and within the state borders of modern-day Syria. Its remains constitute a tell located 11 kilometers north-west of Abu Kamal on the Euphrates river western bank.

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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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