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Topic: Computer generated reconstructions
Posted By: Carcharodon
Subject: Computer generated reconstructions
Date Posted: 15-Jun-2009 at 19:19

With the help of modern computer technique one can make nice reconstructions of ancient buildings, monuments, landscapes and even movements of peoples and armies. I wonder if someone have some good examples to show?

Here is for example the site "The Learning Sites" with pictures of among others Nubian Tempels at Gebel Barkal:
 
http://www.learningsites.com/GebelBarkal-2/GB-B700v2.htm - http://www.learningsites.com/GebelBarkal-2/GB-B700v2.htm
 
  Gebel Barkal, Temple B300 (model by Learning Sites, Inc.)
   The Temple of Mut
 
 



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Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 17-Jun-2009 at 20:29
Here is a nice reconstruction of the ceremonial center in Tenochtitlan the capital of the Aztecs.
 
 
 
  Tenochtitlan ceremonial center with, among other buildings, the impressive Templo Mayor.
 
Pic from:
http://www.kah-bonn.de/index.htm?ausstellungen/azteken/cad_e.htm - http://www.kah-bonn.de/index.htm?ausstellungen/azteken/cad_e.htm
 


Posted By: Pkharmat
Date Posted: 03-May-2010 at 02:37

 

3D reconstruction of random early medieval Vainakh Settlement. (to Vainakhs belong Chechens, Ingush, Bats and Kist people.) Vainakhs living in North and South Caucasus.




Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 11-Oct-2010 at 10:40
In recent years archeologists and other researchers have come to realize that the Amazon in South America has not always been a scarcely populated wilderness. New findings have revealed that parts of it was the home of rather dense populations of Amerindian agriculturalists in precolumbian time. One of the areas where you find traces of urban or semiurban centers is the upper Xingu area in todays Brazil. Here is a reconstruction of a village or small town from the time before the Europeans arrived. This village was just one in a whole system of similar settlements in the area.
 
Kuhikugu town/village, Upper Xingu, Brazil


Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 19-Mar-2011 at 11:10
A video reconstruction of the citadel of the city of Kavala (ancient Naples in Thrace,  medieval Hristopolis or Morunets.
 
[TUBE]Du9OYQ1M2TA[/TUBE]


Posted By: Centrix Vigilis
Date Posted: 20-Mar-2011 at 13:58
Nice work. This kinda stuff is fascinating for me as I remain a basic computer guy. And would probably find i have the talent of a beetle for doing stuff like that.
 
Thanks


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Posted By: opuslola
Date Posted: 20-Mar-2011 at 18:25
Yes, the imagination is a wonderful thing! It was from a morass of broken bricks that the city of Babylon was identified, and later the rebuilding of this imagination began.

Just wonderful! But, is any of it real, or is most of it, mere imagination?

Regards,

Ron

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Posted By: d' artagnan
Date Posted: 21-Mar-2011 at 14:05
How exactly do they know if they have the architecture right, and also what kind of program do they use. It seems like their using a crappy block system instead of a full build system.



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Posted By: opuslola
Date Posted: 21-Mar-2011 at 16:07
Welcome back Hunter! I like your new screen name!

Regards,
Ron

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Posted By: d' artagnan
Date Posted: 22-Mar-2011 at 12:50
Yeah, something happened to my old account so I made this new one.

Though I do kind of prefer my new name to the old one.

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Posted By: Van_Möck
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2011 at 06:03
Over the last time I have tried to reconstruct some early medievel cities myself for a computer game. Its nothing professional or anything, but I think using some programs I could get results similar to what is shown in some of these posts.
If some of you are interested in trying to get a grip of working on 3d projections you could try a program called google sketchup. There is a free version which is quite easy to use and would allow all the more basic constructions.

What opuslola wrote about the imagination is actually true. I noticed myself that in many cases there are just no sources on the buildings. This is especially difficult with wooden buildings if there are only few leftovers. So in many cases it is necessary to.... take inspiration from similar better researched sites of the same culture and period or just scamp around a lot Embarrassed

It could be compared to the face-reconstructions they create for crime investigations, you never know exactly what it looked like and have to try to get it into the right shape by studying your sources and making up what is necessary.


Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2011 at 14:28
Often do not have full information about the objects. Reconstruction and prepare for a Roman tower. There are basics, but not how he looked up. So I prepared a few versions.
 
 
 
http://historicalcities.narod.ru/photo-pirgos-3d.html - http://historicalcities.narod.ru/photo-pirgos-3d.html
 
And so it seems anyway today.
 
http://historicalcities.narod.ru/photo_Pirgos.html - http://historicalcities.narod.ru/photo_Pirgos.html
 
The tower is near Burgas in Bulgaria. Town name derives from this Roman burg.


Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 12-May-2011 at 14:53
Documentary on ancient Roman tower near Burgas, Bulgaria.
The tower was built in the second century in the reign of Emperor Antoninus Pius for the Protection of the Roman colony Deultum.
Language - Bulgarian.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTjWhueAE2M -


Posted By: PADDYBOY
Date Posted: 16-May-2011 at 10:21
Great thread folks. Keep em coming.


Posted By: opuslola
Date Posted: 16-May-2011 at 18:42
Keep what coming? Play toy figures?

Reality seems to have become forgotten.

Regards,

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Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 15-Aug-2011 at 15:35
[TUBE]49YR_UH6J_8[/TUBE]
Reconstruction of the old Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo.
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Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 15-Aug-2011 at 15:37
Reconstruction of the old Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo.
 


Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 25-Aug-2011 at 02:38
Seuthopolis,  capital of the Thracian Odrysian Kingdom, founded by the Thracian king Seuthes III, in 325-315 BC    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seuthopolis - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seuthopolis :
Seuthopolis



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Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 14-Sep-2011 at 14:06
Castle "Gunpowder-hane" in Varna, Bulgaria. The castle was destroyed in 1908.
 
Seuthopolis is currently at the bottom of the lake. This is a project for future exposure.


Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2011 at 12:35
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus .  http://ald-bg.narod.ru/photo_ephesusu_artemizon_photo.html - http://ald-bg.narod.ru/photo_ephesusu_artemizon_photo.html


Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 25-May-2012 at 05:33
Constantinople, Forum Taurus, arch and column of the Emperor Theodosius.


Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 28-May-2012 at 02:40
Thank you, SitalkSmile!

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Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 05-Jun-2012 at 17:28
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOA70msig_0 - [TUBE]ZOA70msig_0[/TUBE]
Expect: The Siege of Constantinople 717-718.
The pictures were of him. Unfortunately not everything will be seen.


Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 06-Jun-2012 at 00:08
A 3D reconstruction of Loupian, a villa in Gallia Narbonensis, a Roman estate on the plains of Languedoc, over the centuries.

The farm in the early 1st century CE



A productive villa of the Early Empire

Second half of the 1st century CE

The villa in Late Antiquity

4th Century CE


The villa in Late Antiquity

Early 5th Century CE



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Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 12-Jun-2012 at 13:22
A documentary about the Arab siege of Constantinople (717-718).
[TUBE]zJGvfZAHa58[/TUBE]
 
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Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 13-Jun-2012 at 05:12
[TUBE]UsuR6OEdQfo&related[/TUBE]


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Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 15-Jun-2012 at 08:46
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Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2012 at 11:43
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Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 18-Jun-2012 at 00:35
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Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 22-Jun-2012 at 11:03
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Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 23-Jun-2012 at 12:37
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Posted By: TheAlaniDragonRising
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2012 at 08:21
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Posted By: Jinit
Date Posted: 12-May-2013 at 23:39
Has anybody visited this website?



http://www.byzantium1200.com/ - http://www.byzantium1200.com/

The guy has done really hard work in creating the computer reconstruction of Constantinopole and its monuments.











Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 29-Dec-2013 at 11:16
Merry Christmas and Happy 2014

Reconstruction of the old Bulgarian capital Pliska - 9-10th century

[TUBE]PHGZuSdmaqg[/TUBE]





Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 27-Sep-2014 at 15:03
Old Bulgarian capital Pliska. Reconstruction of a circular wooden palace of the eighth century.

http://historicalcities.narod.ru/photo_Pliska_darven_dvorez.html



 

 




Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2015 at 04:50
Happy New 2015!



The reconstruction of the castle in Ohrid.


Posted By: Centrix Vigilis
Date Posted: 02-Jan-2015 at 16:53
nice. keep sending em.... and HNY to you.

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Posted By: red clay
Date Posted: 03-Jan-2015 at 10:09
The castle in Ohrid is strikingly similar to the castle in Nurnberg. Placement of the main defensive tower etc.


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Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 03-Jan-2015 at 11:59


The castle was burned down in XIX century. Tower I have reconstructed a drawing of XVІІІ century. The current state of the castle you can see here:

south areas



http://historicalcities.narod.ru/ohrid/citadel/south/ohrid_castle.htm

and north areas



http://historicalcities.narod.ru/ohrid/citadel/north/ohrid_castle_north_part.htm




Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 04-Jan-2015 at 03:25
And the same short clip:

[TUBE]peDb1d3Uacg[/TUBE]

There are pictures of the current buildings, drawings and reconstructions.


Posted By: Don Quixote
Date Posted: 05-Jan-2015 at 17:12
Sitalk, the last clip you posted is not accessible to people who don't use Bulgarian. The official language here is English. If you cannot find an English translation of the clip you have to provide enough info in English so anyone can understand what the clip is about.

Thank you in advance!
DQ

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Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 06-Jan-2015 at 14:17
This is only a congratulatory video for the new year. Later I will make video with more information. Some of the pictures I've already put them here with text in English. Only missing that Turkish traveler Evliya Celebi stated that "St.. Sofia" was with 17 domes. There are a few pictures from the reconstruction and everything but the title is in Bulgarian, but can be read by Google translator.

http://historicalcities.narod.ru/ohrid/citadel/3d/ohrid_castle_3d.htm - http://historicalcities.narod.ru/ohrid/citadel/3d/ohrid_castle_3d.htm




Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 03-Jan-2016 at 17:07
Happy New Year

[TUBE]VXwQ7ibLzCQ[/TUBE]


Posted By: sitalk
Date Posted: 01-Jan-2017 at 12:54
Happy 2017
Reconstruction of ancient basilica near Pirdop, Bulgaria.
There are two construction periods. The first was built solely of bricks.
In the second period it was built of bricks and stones, but the old plan.
The video greeting for the New Year.

[TUBE]vWaT6BXOQCc[/TUBE]




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