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Urban plan of ancient Sparta

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The urban plan of Sparta in a detailed diagram in German. Actually, there was no urban plan of Sparta before the Late Hellenistic Age, as the ‘conservative’ Spartans were not interested in changing their traditional way of life, since the Archaic Age. They believed that their city did not even need defensive walls because in their own words “the chests of Sparta’s warriors are her walls”.

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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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Carthage city reconstruction (Architecture and Urban planning)

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Α fine reconstruction plan of Carthage, the Phoenician metropolis of West Mediterranean, initially a colony of Tyros. Actually its urban area was much larger, but the unknown creator of this image mostly wanted to depict the city’s architectural and urban features. In the foreground there is More

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