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Roman City of Heraclea

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avatar JCHelland
Level 30 : Artisan Nerd
Hello all!
After practicing extensively on Roman buildings I am restarting a roman city. So here is the city of Heraclea! This is a fictional roman city with a real roman city name. It is based loosely on the city of Portus, one of the major ports of ancient rome. I have included pictures of various inspirational things to give an idea of what this city may look like.The city is an artificial island, having a river to its east, and a port on the west side of a small peninsula. The port and river are connected by a canal, making the center of the city basically an island.The island is approximately 240 blocks east-west and 350-375 blocks north-south. The city is a major trade hub, handling both river trade and ocean trade. The basic terrain map is set, and I have begun to layout where some major landmarks will go to setup the basic layout of the city. The city will contain:
-A central Forum with: -a basilica with connected Tabularium
-2 temples - 1st temple 80% finished - Temple of Juno 70% finished
-2 arches - 1st Arch is finished!

-a curia - finished!
-Theatre modeled of theatre of Pompey 90% finished!!
-at least 1 more temple
-lighthouse-docks and warehouses(Horreum) - canal is in the map ** First 5 bay Horreum is finished
-Biremes and Corbitas and river barges in the harbor, at sea and in the river
-a market square w/insulae+shops
-couple of bridges
-several large villas(3+) including one vineyard and one palatial estate
-lots of domus and insulae - First waterfront Domus is 60% finished!
-Baths - modeled after Baths of Caracalla-aqueduct from mountains from in North-various fountains, gardens and statues

** project uses Stugace's texture pack www.planetminecraft.com/texture_pack/romecraft/ ** will not look right without!I would really like to form a small build team that focuses on ancient history type builds, essentially everything before the "Medieval" era. I really enjoy building as a small group and would like to find a couple more history buffs to build with. If you have any interest in doing some big history themed builds send me a PM! There have got to be some history buffs out there, I can't be the only one!JC

Additional Notes

**Texture Pack is Stugace's Romecraft www.planetminecraft.com/texture_pack/romecraft/ New upload 2/1/13 First Temple is 80% completed.Curia is complete! First Triumphal Arch is complete! First Horreum 90%, first waterfront domus 60%, way to the North the Aqueduct design is in place.
Progress5% complete

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Update #1 : 02/05/2014 12:13:03 amFeb 5th, 2014

City has officially broken ground!
Curia - not dedicated yet - Finished
1st Triumphal Arch - not dedicated yet - Finished
1st Temple - not dedicated yet - 90% finished
5 Bay Horreum - 80% finished
1st harbor Domus - 60% finished

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Epic build!
  • North Garms
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Toast
  • April 12, 2015, 12:27 pm
  • RythmaScotian
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • March 14, 2015, 7:15 pm
  • gtaking188
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • January 8, 2015, 2:35 am
Wow, this looks amazing.
  • esmirff
  • Level 81
  • Elite Goblin
  • March 25, 2014, 5:27 pm
Beautiful job. Love it.
  • JCHelland
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Nerd
  • June 13, 2014, 10:59 pm
Thank you very much! Sorry it took so long to thank you, I've been away from PMC for awhile
  • inizio
  • Level 28
  • Expert Architect
  • February 4, 2014, 7:34 pm
If you want I would love to build one of your big buildings for you on one of my roman cities and I will send you the schematic. Look at my work maybe we could build together trade some buildings, build on each others maps :D
  • inizio
  • Level 28
  • Expert Architect
  • February 5, 2014, 9:24 am
check out my skyblock submission. It will take a while to finish it but i got the design idea from you :D
  • JCHelland
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Nerd
  • February 4, 2014, 8:04 pm
We could try something, but I don't use MCedit so schematics won't work. Maybe we could work something else out.
I love the idea for this build and I am hoping that get to see it through to the end :) Good luck man, I will be closely following your progress :)
  • JCHelland
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Nerd
  • January 31, 2014, 1:18 pm
Thanks! I've practiced a lot, done a few starter maps and now I'm ready for a big one to put it all together!
  • Yohussub
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 30, 2014, 8:17 pm
Have you done anything?
  • JCHelland
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Nerd
  • January 31, 2014, 1:17 pm
So far it is just the terrain map. I'll be starting building this weekend.
  • Yohussub
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 31, 2014, 7:33 pm
Tell me if there is anything I can help. I will try.

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