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Project Byzantium - Constantinople, 1180 A.D

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avatar marvelfannumber2
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Welcome to Project Byzantium, my current mega project which ambitiously aims to recreate the entire city of Constantinople (modern Istanbul) as it was around 1180 A.D, upon the death of Emperor Manuel I Komnenos. The scale I will be following is 1:1, i.e 1 block = 1 meter.
The first and current phase of the project will involve building every major monument/church in the city in their pristine condition (for now).

This project has been under construction on and off since 2015


-Molochbaal for inspiration in regards to the Great Palace and help in sources. You can check out his project here

-Kezzy for his dromon, you can check it out here.


-Antoine Helberts work on Constantinople, you can check it out here.


-The Book of Ceremonies, english translation by Ann Moffatt and Maxeme Tall, Canberra, 2012.

-"The Complete Works of Liudprand of Cremona", english translation by Paolo Squatriti, 2007.

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Your work is fantastic! Keep it up!
Im looking forward to further updates.

And I should really get on with my work...
  • Chaz McGee
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Architect
  • August 17, 2018, 2:14 am
Great stuff! Your Myrelaion puts mine to shame ;) Keep up the fantastic work, I look forward to more!
Thanks, I hope you'll find some inspiration in my work to further improve your style. We need more Byzantine builds.
glad to see so many Constantinople builds start up recently, now we shall see which one ever gets completed :P
Yeah, I'm not sure where this sudden influx of Constantinople builds comes from. Not that I mind, competition is a good thing.

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