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Roma - Urbs Aeterna

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avatar TheMBmulti
Level 45 : Master Architect
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This is my remake of ancient Rome in the year 200AD, at the height of the Roman Empire. All the buildings are on the original locations on scale 1:1. All the buildings are made as accurate as possible, following historical maps, drawings, writings and descriptions. Everything in this map is made by me. Show your support by sharing this build or by placing a comment!

Current Project Status:
Right now I'm working on a project called the 'Beautification Updates'. These updates are going to replace a lot (basicly all) of the buildings with better versions for various reasons. Some building miss a lot of detail (Forum Romanum), some are in the wrong location (Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus) and some don't even look like the actual building at all (House of the Vestal Virgins)! These Beautification Updates will therefor focus on fixing all the problems with the existing buildings. So no new building for a while, first I need everything that I've already constructed to be 100% good, then I'll continue adding new stuff.

Please note: Once I've finished with the Beautification Updates I'll update the map download as well. So if you want to play the map, please be patient as I'm working really hard to get the Beautification Updates done as fast as possible! :)

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Beautification Update 18 : 06/13/2020 5:58:01 pmJun 13th

Avé everyone! Finally it's time for another Rome update! This time I bring you an absolutely huge one! This update features the entire Roman Imperial Palace and some of the surrounding buildings on the Palatine hill! This means another hill of the city is finished, and the very large and complex palace is also done. I've got the Circus Maximus planned for the next update!

Imperial Palace:
The Roman Imperial Palace is not just one single building. It rather is a combination of multiple palaces, built by multiple emperors that together form a large palace complex that is the Imperial Palace. The Palace is located on the Palatine hill, the hill upon which Rome was founded. During the Republic it was the location where a lot of wealthy Romans had their villas, but when it became the imperial residence, the Imperial Palace slowly covered more and more of the hill.

The first part of the palace was built by Rome's first emperor, Augustus. His Domus Augusti can hardly be considered a palace though. Even though it was built very glamerously, Augustus's modest villa could've been owned by any wealthy Roman. The same goes for the Domus Livae (Livia's house, Augustus's wife and first empress). Both houses were quite modest and they even lost parts of their structure due to renovations and new building activities on the hill. The Domus Augusti shown in the video for example, already lost some of its original size.

The actual first palace was built by Augustus's son Tiberius, who built his Domus Tiberiana right behind his parent's houses. Very little is known about the Domus Tiberiana, because in 1550 the Farnese Gardens were built right on top of thier remains. These gardens are a Unesco World heritage site, so researching the Domus Tiberiana without disturbing the gardens is impossible. After its construction, the Domus Tiberiana was incorperated in Nero's Domus Transitoria when he was building his Domus Aurea. Very little of this still remains, as the Romans demolised almost all of Nero's palace after he died.

The next part of the palace that was constructed was the part that this video starts with, Domitian's Palace. This part of the palace is the largest of them all and covers the most of the hill. Domitian's Palace is split in three parts: The Domus Flavia (official work palace), the Domus Augustana (domestic palace) and the Stadium (gardens). Emperors after Domitian (Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus and Marcus Aurelius) all made small tweaks, adjustments and additions to Domitian's Palace during their reign.

The final addition to the Imperial Palace was the Domus Severiana, built by emperor Septimius Severus. In the meantime the emperors had completely run out of space on the Palatine hill, so Septimius ordered the costruction of a large artificial terrace next to the other parts of the palace, upon which he constructed his Domus Severiana. In order to hide the "ugly" brick foundations of the terrace, the Septizodium (large nymphaeum with fountains) was constructed in front of the terrace in order to obscure the view.

This update log:
  • Updated Imperial Palace
    • Added Arcus Neroniani
    • Added Cryptoporticus
    • Added Domus Augustana
    • Added Domus Augusti
    • Added Domus Flavia
    • Added Domus Liviae
    • Added Domus Severiana
    • Added Domus Tiberiana
    • Added Paedagogium
    • Added Septizodium
    • Added Stadium Palatinum
  • Updated Palatine Hill
    • Added Ficus Ruminalis
    • Added Horrea Germaniciana
    • Added Lupercal
    • Added Porticus Danaides
    • Added Temple of Apollo Palatinus
    • Added Temple of Juno Sospina
    • Added Temple of Magna Mater
    • Added Temple of Minerva Palatina
    • Added Temple of Rumina
    • Added Temple of Victoria
    • Added villa's of patricians
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07/09/2020 3:55 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
User3137597G
i" m romain, how to download?
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07/10/2020 9:37 pm
Level 45 : Master Architect
TheMBmulti
The map is currently not available for download because I'm still working on a bunch of different buildings and areas. Once a lot more things are done I'll release the map for download!
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06/14/2020 5:56 am
Level 44 : Master Architect
misterich
How did you created that awesome chariot on Forum Agusti?
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06/14/2020 10:07 am
Level 45 : Master Architect
TheMBmulti
I built the frame of the chariot (in this case) out of stone brick stairs and slabs and made it into a U shape. The statues of Augustus and the horses are from the custom NPC mod. I added them in place, puppeted them and turned them into statues so that they won't move.
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06/14/2020 10:34 am
Level 44 : Master Architect
misterich
Well thanks for the answer; sadly it's a mod ;(

I hoped I would be just a single command or somthing likly for the NPC - because this would help me alot when I need to build very small statues at my own nonhistoric Roma
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12/27/2019 12:55 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Prince
Saruman_nl
Who allowed this awesomeness?! :O

I am giddy with anticipation and eagerly awaiting the moment that you finish this masterpiece.

I can't wait to walk the ancient streets of Rome myself.

I shall be patiently observing your progress.

Keep it up! :)
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12/29/2019 8:02 pm
Level 45 : Master Architect
TheMBmulti
Thank you for the kind words! Hopefully I can keep the updates coming :)
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12/23/2019 2:18 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Loremaster
Giancarlovan
Ave! Your build est excellente!



Pardon the broken Latin, my jaw is still on the floor! Wonderful work!



By the way, are you planning to add mountains and seas, by any chance?
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12/23/2019 7:48 pm
Level 45 : Master Architect
TheMBmulti
Thank you very much! I'll excuse the broken Latin for now :P

As a matter of fact I do plan to add some other world elements indeed. Obviously most of the focus right now is on the city itself but I do plan to add mountains for the aquaducts, Hadrian's Imperial villa (a huge villa complex for the emperors a little while outside the city), make the Tiber run to the Mediterranean and I also plan to build Ostia there as well.
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02/23/2015 5:52 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Looks impeccable so far!  Keep it up!
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09/30/2014 1:01 pm
Level 93 : Overlord Engineer
TheRedEngineer
I love to see the city where i was born in a minecraft world!!
What sources you used to build it? You know so much about rome and his emperors.

"Semo zozzi, semo nani ma nun poi dì che non semo Romani!" (this is the italian spoken in rome, roman dialect)
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10/01/2014 9:28 am
Level 45 : Master Architect
TheMBmulti
Thank you for your comment. I'm trying my best to get this huge build done as accurate as possible. For making the buildings I always look at pictures of how it looks now, floor maps and replicas. The time of the Romans is my favorite and therefore I started building the mighty capial of Rome itself.
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