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Old November 25th, 2017, 06:51 PM   #1
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Illustrations/Renderings of lost ancient sites


To the best of my knowledge there isn't a thread about renderings
and illustrations of what ancient sites, now mostly ruins, looked like
back in the day, so I thought it'd be fun make one. The pictures don't strictly
have to be of places from antiquity, but they should be
of something which is long gone.


I'll begin with some pictures from Archeology Illustrated,
hope you don't mind the watermarks!


Athens (around 1st century AD)



The Propylaea (Gateway) to the Acropolis:



The Parthenon with the Cult Image of Athena:



The Agora:



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Old November 25th, 2017, 06:57 PM   #2
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Karnak, Egypt (around 1200 BC)



Procession at the Amun Temple



Hypostyle Hall of Ramesses II



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Old November 25th, 2017, 06:59 PM   #3
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Aphrodisias, Turkey (2nd century AD)

Agora Gate:



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Old November 25th, 2017, 07:07 PM   #4
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Boukoleon Palace, Constantinople (middle ages)

























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Old November 25th, 2017, 07:11 PM   #5
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The purple chamber of the Imperial Palace, Constantinople (4th century)



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Old November 26th, 2017, 04:39 AM   #6
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Constantinople | 360 CE











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Old November 26th, 2017, 08:23 PM   #7
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Knossos, Crete (1450 BC)

The Royal Palace



The Palace Court:



The Queen's Room:



Restored Murals:





The Queen in the throneroom:



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Old November 26th, 2017, 08:27 PM   #8
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The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine, Rome

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4th century AD:



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Old November 26th, 2017, 08:33 PM   #9
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Delphi, Greece

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Antiquity:







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Old November 27th, 2017, 04:23 PM   #10
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Hagia Sophia, Constantinople





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Villa Jovis, Island of Capri, Italy

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1st century AD:





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Old November 27th, 2017, 04:34 PM   #12
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The Palace of Emperor Diocletian, Croatia

305 AD:



It has since been overgrown by the city of Split:



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Old November 27th, 2017, 04:36 PM   #13
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Incredible thread, keep them coming!
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Old November 27th, 2017, 04:58 PM   #14
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Will do!
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Old November 28th, 2017, 12:38 PM   #15
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The city of Babylon, 550 BC









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Heian-kyō (Kyoto),
capital of Japan from 794 to 1868






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Persepolis, 6th century BC



The “Gate of All Nations”, Main Entrance to Palace:



The Porch of the Apadana and Grand Staircase:



The Apadana (Royal Audience Hall):



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Old November 28th, 2017, 01:07 PM   #18
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Byzantine Scenes by Antione Helbert

Augusteion square in the 7th century:



View of the main street in Constantinople



Everyday street scene in the 15th century:



View of the Hippodrome, you can see the Hagia Sophia in the background:



Religious procession in the Forum of Theodosius:



The same place today:



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I just LOVE this thread! Thank you for all your postings!
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Old November 29th, 2017, 01:33 PM   #20
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The city of Uruk (around 3000 BC)

The Eanna Tempe Complex:





The “White Temple”:



The Pillar Temple:



A Procession at the Sacred Marriage of Inanna through the Cone Mosaic Gateway:



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