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二里头Erlitou Xia Dynasty,China - City & Palace Reconstruction on 11500 BC

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avatar bjbrown84
Level 48 : Master Architect
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Hello Everybody,
a small New Years gift from my side.
Presenting you a project [Xia- China's first Dynasty], which I will rebuild 1:1 in 2017/18 when I feature China intensivly.
For now I reconstruct Erlitou site, which is one of the key sites of Chinese first Dynasty.

I have to fit the site into the much more smaller area of my 11500 BC map, for that reason Palace I is mainly 1:2 reconstruction and Palace II 1:1. and the whole complex is from the size of area it cover c. 1:3 reconstrucion.



The Xia dynasty (c. 2070 – c. 1600 BC) is the first dynasty in traditional Chinese history. It is described in ancient historical chronicles such as the Bamboo Annals, the Classic of History and the Records of the Grand Historian. According to tradition, the dynasty was established by the legendary Yu the Great after Shun, the last of the Five Emperors, gave his throne to him. The Xia was later succeeded by the Shang dynasty(1600–1046 BC).


According to the traditional chronology based upon calculations by Liu Xin, the Xia ruled between 2205 and 1766 BC; according to the chronology based upon the Bamboo Annals, it ruled between 1989 and 1558 BC. The Xia–Shang–Zhou Chronology Projectconcluded that the Xia existed between 2070 and 1600 BC. The tradition of tracing Chinese political history from heroic early emperors to the Xia to succeeding dynasties comes from the idea of the Mandate of Heaven, in which only one legitimate dynasty can exist at any given time, and was promoted by the Confucian school in the Eastern Zhou period, later becoming the basic position of imperial historiography and ideology. Although the Xia is an important element in early Chinese history, reliable information on the history of China before 13th century BC can only come from archaeological evidence since China's first established written system on a durable medium, the oracle bone script, did not exist until then. Thus, the concrete existence of the Xia is yet to be proven, despite efforts by Chinese archaeologists to link the Xia with Bronze Age Erlitou archaeological sites.

Erlitou EN

Erlitou DE

to learn more about what the 11500 BC Project is about, you can have a look here.
Website - more pictures & details about the history of Xia as well as other projects

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Hope you enjoyed?!

Thanks a lot again for all the support.
If you like ancient history and want see or learn more about it favor, diamond , subscribe or pm me.
I am happy for every comment, so feel free,
if you wish that I feature an ancient culture which did not earn the spotlight so far just let me know.
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Update #1 : 01/08/2016 9:27:36 amJan 8th, 2016

finished up the palace inside and walls execpt the wall to tai shan mountain 
start adding farm houses and bronze workshop

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02/01/2016 11:48 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Architect
Shalis Morthanien
Awesome build and setting! :)
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01/08/2016 10:54 am
Level 27 : Expert Button Pusher
Byliss
Super cool!
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01/08/2016 11:19 am
Level 48 : Master Architect
bjbrown84
thx
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01/07/2016 8:06 am
Level 26 : Expert Button Pusher
Pipola_the_First
Awesome, always great to see the reference pictures and all your research :D
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01/08/2016 11:17 am
Level 48 : Master Architect
bjbrown84
thanks its actually just a shapshot of the references I use, but giving you just some basics is hopefully already valueable.
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01/05/2016 2:27 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
SteamFan
Great Scott! How on earth, How long did this take?
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01/05/2016 3:35 pm
Level 48 : Master Architect
bjbrown84
building the whole map took 3 month. Farming resources for this project (yeah I build almost all in survival xD) took 10  hours and research and building so far 15 hours but as it just a small excurse for now and I have to continue in the middle east I will spent proably 20 more on this project and continue then when China is on the Stage xD
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01/05/2016 3:37 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
SteamFan
You did this is survival!?

Wow...

Now I look at it and love it more!!!
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01/05/2016 3:40 pm
Level 48 : Master Architect
bjbrown84
yeah with the latest update i needed to cheat a bit in the desert (this pyramid project ;) )and put me in good mode. As you can not build daytime (too hot) and in night mobs and too cold xD
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01/05/2016 3:41 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Network
SteamFan
wow...
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01/04/2016 2:47 pm
Level 76 : Legendary Fox
CraftyFoxe
So much trees!
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01/05/2016 2:56 am
Level 48 : Master Architect
bjbrown84
Yeah i left vegetation on and one of my main task to build this wooden palace and workshops is chopping trees xD

at that time when china was not that crowded there were also a lot more trees in the area where this site is.
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01/04/2016 6:39 am
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Your work never ceases to intrigue me.  Keep it up!
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01/04/2016 8:20 am
Level 48 : Master Architect
bjbrown84
Guess it your relationship to history,  I just put in bad graphics in front of your eyes. xD
100 more episodes and you might make a special for me.
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01/03/2016 2:57 pm
Level 42 : Master Button Pusher
Quasimodovaraan
nice
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01/08/2016 11:20 am
Level 48 : Master Architect
bjbrown84
thanks
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01/03/2016 1:45 pm
Level 1 : New Network
Minecraft_Skyblock
very cool
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01/03/2016 4:42 pm
Level 48 : Master Architect
bjbrown84
Yeah 4000 year old palaces rock xD
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