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Thread: Watercolor of Ancient Athens

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    Default Watercolor of Ancient Athens

    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

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    Wow that's awesome detail. Have some rep for bringing this to my attention.

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    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.

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    That's pretty awesome. While we're linking maps of ancient cities, here's one for you all:

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

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