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Fortification plan of Vincennes, French fort of 14th century

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Fortification and architectural plan of Vincennes, French fort of the second half of 14th century.

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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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Confederate Submarine Crew Killed By Their Own Weapon

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Republication from DUKE UNIVERSITY

Drawings of the H. L. Hunley from 1900 (Wikimedia commons)

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DURHAM, N.C. — The H.L. Hunley, the first combat submarine to sink an enemy ship, also instantly killed its own eight-man crew with the powerful explosive torpedo it carried, according to new research from a Duke University Ph.D. in biomedical engineering.

The Hunley’s first and last combat mission occurred during the Civil War on Feb. 17, 1864, when it sank a 1,200-ton Union warship, the USS Housatonic, outside Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The Hunley delivered a blast from 135 pounds of black powder below the waterline at the stern of the Housatonic, sinking the Union ship in less than five minutes. Housatonic lost five seamen, but came to rest upright in 30 feet of water, which allowed the remaining crew to be rescued after climbing the rigging and deploying lifeboats.

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Fortress of Paule, Armorica, Gaul 50 BCE

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An aerial view of the Fortress-oppidum of Paule, of the Osismii tribe in Armorica around 50 BCE at the time of the Roman conquest of Gaul. It is located in modern Saint Symphorien and it was one of the strongest fortresses of the tribe,
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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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