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the-golem
02-11-2010, 03:12 PM
I just ran across this watercolor rendering of Ancient Athens. I'm not sure of the scale, but as a point of reference, the Parthenon (which sits atop the Acropolis) measures roughly 100 ft by 230 ft.

Anywho: Ancient Athens (http://www.greeceathensaegeaninfo.com/a-ath/maps/athens-ancient-watercolor-lg.jpg)

Ghostman
02-11-2010, 03:52 PM
Wow that's awesome detail. Have some rep for bringing this to my attention.

Clercon
02-11-2010, 05:51 PM
The picture is actually from a book called "The Ancient City" by Peter Connolly and Hazel Dodge. The book covers both Ancient Athens and Rome and includes a lot of nice drawings by Connolly depicting how life and housing was in those two cities. I can really recommend the book for anyone interested in cities or ancient Greece, Rome.

You can get it here (http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-City-Life-Classical-Athens/dp/0195215826/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265928422&sr=8-2).

Larb
02-11-2010, 06:29 PM
That's pretty awesome. While we're linking maps of ancient cities, here's one for you all:

http://www.euratlas.net/Roma/rome100.htm

I'm very fond of Roman history myself! That site also has some nice historical maps of europe in sequence every century.