Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Babylon and Byzantium

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Being graphically inept, I am endlessly fascinated by anyone able to express their creativity through images.
Imagine my reaction when, during the weekend, I was shown Babylon 3D.

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The Babylon 3D project is easily explained – the idea is to graphically recreate ancient Babylon in 3D, based on maps, archaeological and literary evidence.

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But the thing must be seen to be believed.

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The creators of Babylon 3D also have a Youtube channel, where you can find videos of Babylon and of the parallel project – a 3D reconstruction of Byzantium in the year 1200.

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Well worth checking out.

And if you are looking for more great 3D reconstruction, be sure to check out Ancient Vine – another drop-dead-gorgeous website.

There’s a lot of beauty out there – and the summer is just right to explore the web…

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Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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