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Hagia sophia w Agustaion

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theannihilator2's Avatar theannihilator2
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This is my 1:1 scale reconstruction of the Hagia sophia and the Agustaion as they might of appeared in 557.A.D.
The hagia sophia was the pinnacle of architecture and engineering for the eastern roman empire/ byzantines and it is by far there most important surviving structure.During its time as a church the hagia sophia was the eastern orthodox equivalent to the Vatican and it has remained important to there faith even as the hagia sophia was a mosque for 500 years. The main domes width of 30m was the largest church dome of its time untill the 15th century.The main dome was replaced in 557 after it fell in because the original justinian version was too flat and it fell in.The Agustaion was one of Constantinoples most important public squares due to how close it was to the great palace and the hagia sophia for which it served as entrances for.It also had the most famous column in constantinople, the column of Justinian that was as tall as the top dome on the hagia sophia Due to all the conflicting info on the agustaion i chose to blend the styling from all the reconstructions into it.
The interior for the hagia sophia is primarly based on this video www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ9KfQBwhIs

Please enjoy hope it inspires more roman builds you can use it however you like just give me credit for building it.Pm me if you make a video of it and il post it here.
CreditByzantium 1200,The Byzantine Legacy,Antoine Helbert,lamprotes1 youtube video
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Update #1 : by theannihilator2 09/06/2017 1:30:13 amSep 6th, 2017

the great remodel started 6-12-17, main building and baptistry finished 7-10-17, agustaion started 7-19-17 project finished 8-10-17

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08/23/2022 1:55 am
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KostasMisa
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are you thinking of remodeling it?
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08/24/2022 8:35 pmhistory
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theannihilator2
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someday but theres alot more on the list before that
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08/26/2017 12:19 pm
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marvelfannumber2
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Very well done, Augustaion appears to be missing some details that are mentioned in the sources but it's overall a very faithful reconstruction.
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08/27/2017 10:39 pm
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theannihilator2
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What sources would you recommend marvel? because most of what i could find was very vague.However im interested in seeing how your version will be different on project Constantinople.
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08/29/2017 11:45 am
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marvelfannumber2
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Primary sources are usually the best in my opinion, although Byzantine historians are infamous for making alot of stuff up for good story telling, so you may need to look into the scholarly interpretation of the sources aswell. Procopius' "On Buildings" is probably the best for buildings of that era, as he gives very detailed descriptions.

For example, the most noticeable omissions in your Augustaion is mostly statuary. Such as the three barbarian kings kneeling in submission to Justinian. Eudoxia, Constantine and his sons, Honorius, Arcadius etc. The sources tell us the square was extremely rich in statuary and your reconstruction seems to be missing that aspect of it.
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09/06/2017 12:56 pm
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theannihilator2
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now with an added picture of the un rendered statues :p
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08/14/2017 3:08 pm
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Awesome
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