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.


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


But the thing must be seen to be believed.


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.


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…

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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