In a 2 minutes and 43 seconds video you can see how Parthenon was how was ancient Athens, around the Acropolis. The impressive video was created by the team of the company and three-dimensional computer graphics Whiskytree.com. The video was presented a few days ago at the 40th Conference of New Technologies Siggraph 2013. The result is at least moving, especially for Greek guys like us.
In 1578 word spread of the discovery in Rome of a network of underground tombs containing the remains of thousands of early Christian martyrs. Many skeletons of these supposed saints were soon removed from their resting place and sent to Catholic churches in Europe to replace holy relics that were destroyed during the Protestant Reformation. Once in place the skeletons were then carefully reassembled and enshrined in costumes, wigs, jewels, crowns, gold lace, and armor as a physical Read more [...]
Hofman Dujardin Architects sent us images of their new project in Hague. Read the description from the architects and extensive photo coverage of the project below. New home for famous law firm A successful collaboration between the renowned law and notary firm BarentsKrants and the Amsterdam firm Hofman Dujardin Architects has resulted in a remarkable building renovation in The Hague. Before BarentsKrans moved into their new location, near the Dutch Parliament building in the city centre, Read more [...]
The dragon house (drakospito) nestles just underneath Ochi’s highest peak. In southern Karystos over 20 such houses have been found, most in the region of Styra. The one that is near the summit of Ochi is the most significant. This ancient rectangular structure measuring 4.85 metres by 9.80 is made of huge stones with no mortar. The entrance is on the long side, in contrast to ancient temples whose entrance was on one of the shorter sides. The walls are so thick one naturally imagines supermen Read more [...]
Chand Baori is a famous stepwell located in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated opposite of the Harshat Mata Temple and was constructed in the 9th century. Chand Baori consits of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 storeys. It extends approximately 100 ft into the ground making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. [Source] Stepwells, also known as kalyani, pushkarani, bawdi, baoli, barav, or vaav; are wells or ponds in which the water may Read more [...]