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Old November 29th, 2017, 01:52 PM   #21
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Corinth, Southern Greece (1st-2nd century AD)

The Forum and Civic Center:



The Forum of Corinth:





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Old November 29th, 2017, 02:16 PM   #22
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Mes Aynak Buddhist Monastery, Afghanistan

6th century AD:





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Old November 29th, 2017, 02:17 PM   #23
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Ancient Jerusalem



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Old November 29th, 2017, 03:09 PM   #24
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"Archaeology Illustrated" seems to be an amazing source, is there a link to this kind of illustrations?

Edit: Ah well, it's very easy to find actually: https://archaeologyillustrated.com
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Old December 1st, 2017, 06:22 PM   #25
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Also, the Byzantine stuff can be found here.

More Byzantine Scenes

Tekfur Serail, Current State:



In the 13th century:



Palace of Blachernae:



View of Boukoleon Palace in the 19th as well as 12th century:





Marcianos Column:



Capture of Constantinople by the Crusaders in 1204:





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Old December 1st, 2017, 06:28 PM   #26
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The capture of Constantinople by the Ottomans in 1453, the Gate of St. Romanus:





Christ Pantokrator Monastery:



The Theodosian land walls:





Plague in a street:



Various "photographs":







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Old December 1st, 2017, 06:34 PM   #27
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Sardis, Turkey

Bath House in Foreground:



The Bath house now:



2nd century AD:



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Old December 2nd, 2017, 12:37 PM   #28
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Carthage, Tunisia

Pre-Roman:



Roman Era:



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Old December 2nd, 2017, 12:44 PM   #29
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More Babylon!

6th century BC:



Ishtar Gate and Processional Avenue:





An ordinary street:



The Temple of Marduk:



Throne Room Building of Nebuchadnezzar’s Palace Complex:



Nebuchadnezzar’s Throne Room:





Gateway to the “Etemenanki”, the Ziggurat Courtyard:



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Memphis - Lower Egypt (circa 48 BCE)







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Memphis - Lower Egypt (circa 48 BCE)






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Old December 3rd, 2017, 10:34 PM   #32
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The Constantinople and Egypt images are amazing!!!
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Old December 4th, 2017, 06:17 AM   #33
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Palace of Darius - Persepolis, Achaemenid Empire ( c 550 BCE )









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Old December 4th, 2017, 11:01 AM   #34
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The city of Patara, Western Turkey

2nd century AD:



Now:



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Old December 4th, 2017, 11:31 AM   #35
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The city of Ephesus,
also in western Turkey


1st-3rd centuries AD:



Center of Town:



The Curetes Street:



Now:



The Harbor and City Center:



Temple of Artemis:



Festival at the Temple of Artemis:



The temple site today:



The Theater:



Now:



The Upper (Roman) Agora:



Party in a Triclinium of a Wealthy Home:



The Library of Celsus:



Now:



Reconstruction of a statue:



The Bouleterion (City Council Hall):



Now:



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Memphis - Lower Egypt (circa 48 BCE)

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PoetraDaerah, this threat is for proper illustrations of ancient sites. Please stop posting concept art of fantasy games or movies. Thanks!
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Pataliputra, the world's largest city in 269-232 BC, India. It had a moated city with 570 towers and 54 gates, and a population of 400-500,000.
It was renowned by Greek visitors for the intricacy of its buildings.






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Tikal, Guatemala was the second largest ancient site (3,000 structures survive over a city once 576 sq km in area, that's still being discovered):

Its central political-religious complex alone was larger than Rome, at 16 sq km (Rome was only 14.86 sq km).


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They were in turn taken over by the Teotihuacan, a smaller yet still huge city to the north

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Old Beijing, the world's largest pre-industrial city. Yellow roofs indicate the smaller palaces of princes, using the banned colour reserved only for royalty.





It remained more or less in this form right until the 1600s, when the city was divided between the Imperial City and Inner City/ Tatar City in the north made up of thousands
of villas and 3,000 temples and palaces reserved for the peoples of the Steppe - the ruling Manchurians (who invaded China and founded the Qing Dynasty), and the
Tibetan, Mongol and Xinjianger elite. 28 large temple complexes sat inside the Imperial City, making Beijing a major pilgrimage site for a panoply of religions.








The Chinese lived south of the wall in the Outer City - a vast Chinatown-in-China where all the shopping, theatre,
entertainment and sex districts lay, and where the elite, bored of their grace, would visit en masse, and in disguise.







Manchurian gentry. Men and women shaved their heads, stained their teeth black and had facial tattoos, remnant from their tribal days, though that
later fell away after sinicisation. They smoked from the age of 5. Clothing retained the form of the padded hunting cape and gown:





More urbane fashions came in and out of style, notably hair.





Manchu royalty- under new laws the women held the power, and the Emperor became a ceremonial position. Three women successively ruled the empire - note the hunting capes.




The Steppe peoples also fashioned their tribal clothing into more urbane forms, though keeping their furs and totems through the centuries. Long sleeves hid spiked nail jewellery
indicating elite women never used their hands.

Tibetan upper class




Mongol upper classes






The Winter Palace lay at the centre (aka the Forbidden City, made up of 980 buildings - the world's largest palace).





The Summer Palace, even larger at 820 acres (600 football fields), lay to the north in the world's largest gardens and over 1,000 buildings, but was sacked in 1860 by
Western troops. It was so large it took three days for two armies with 3,500 men to loot and burn.

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The New Summer Palace at a new site, was also heavily damaged by Western troops again in 1900. 'Only' 160 buildings remain.



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The city was bounded by the world's largest ever city walls, 50-60ft tall, and 66ft thick, once considered the 8th wonder of the world, with its castle sized gates and
watchtowers. The outer walls alone (there were concentric rings inside between the Tatar, Chinese, Imperial and Forbidden Cities) measured over 60km.


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Only a few gates and corner watchtowers survive.


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