Friday, March 19, 2021

Ancient Athens 3D

This site was created in order to present the monuments and buildings of Athens from the Mycenaean period (1600 BCE) to the Early Modern period (AD 1833), through 3D reconstructions.   

Begin your virtual trip by choosing one of the historical periods from the main menu. The periods were separated by taking into account the significant architectural and city planning changes and not the equivalent historical chronological ones (although they do match to a great extent). Each period includes a list of monuments and areas. In every monument there is a short description and other information along with their 3D reconstruction. You can also browse the website by choosing individual monuments from the “Building Index” on the main menu.

A few words about the 3D reconstructions

The reconstructions presented herein, are basically artistic reconstructions. Just like every other form of monument reconstruction, it is practically impossible to achieve 100% accuracy of the reality.

More specifically, the 3D reconstructions, exactly because of their photorealistic nature, are often easily misinterpreted when it comes to some of their elements. Consequently, the visitor of this site must take into account that many of the monument depictions contain simplifications and omissions that are result of several technical and other restrictions. Another important element, just like in every other attempt of reconstruction, is the artistic license which is present in the depiction, the virtual restoration and the surrounding environment reconstruction.


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