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The Acropolis

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avatar Drakelx555
Level 42 : Master Architect
The Acropolis

This build of the Acropolis of Athens is part of a larger ongoing project to recreate Athens in the 2nd Century CE. The build depicts the Acropolis during the Roman Era of Greek History, the last era that featured the original Classical Era structures before an invasion of Heruli Barbarians destroyed the Acropolis in 267 CE. The appearance of the Acropolis is largely unchanged since Greek times as the Romans highly respected Greek Culture and tried to keep the Acropolis as original as possible outside of adding a small temple behind the Parthenon known as the Temple of Rome.

The build of the Acropolis was only recently finished after adding details to the region

This submission is for the World Heritage Sites competition

The full project including other archaeological sites from Athens recreated as they looked in Athens' final glory days can befound here.

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06/24/2019 10:12 am
Level 1 : New Miner
How to download this?
07/02/2019 1:06 pm
Level 42 : Master Architect
This project is part of a larger project that you can find on my page under the title "Ancient Athens". This submission was only done so I could submit part of my ongoing project for the UNESCO World Heritage competition. The other project isn't for download either yet as it's not finished but you're welcome to check it out
05/25/2019 6:59 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Architect
Love the level of detail for the scale of the project, keep up your work!
05/26/2019 12:51 am
Level 42 : Master Architect
Thanks! Have you had a chance to see the page for the entire Ancient Athens project?
05/25/2019 6:22 am
Level 45 : Master Architect
Looks very nice, especially how it fits in the environment.

However i would like to recommend you to use more colors in the decoration of the temple and other buildings, it's part of Greek and especially Roman architecture to richely decorate buildings.

In the link below is a nice website concerning Greek temple's and their decorations.

And the other one is about Greek and Roman colors and some reconstructions.

I look forward to see more of your work, keep it up!

Greek temple decoration's

The colors of the ancient Greeks and Romans
05/26/2019 12:50 am
Level 42 : Master Architect
I'm still working out how I can add colors and still retain the level of detail that I expect from my builds. It's simply due to a lack of blue colored stairs/slabs since blue was a color used in a lot of Greek buildings
05/25/2019 5:05 am
Level 36 : Artisan Cake
Looks neat, I really like how you did the terrain. The proportions and scale seems a bit off though. For example, the Parthenon's columns are 2 meters in diameter in real life, but here they're only 1 block wide. The pediments are also a bit too large I think.
05/26/2019 12:56 am
Level 42 : Master Architect
As for the pediment it IS slightly too tall I'll agree with you on that but with Minecraft there isn't much you can do in some cases, especially when it comes to slabs. I found that using two slabs instead of one per level makes the pediment way too short so I thought taller would be better.
05/26/2019 12:47 am
Level 42 : Master Architect
I didn't build it by the pillar dimensions, I measured out the overall dimension of the entire structure and then built the pillars. So the build goes by the Parthenon's roughly 70 by 30 meters dimensions give or take a few meters so the pillars could have even spacing.
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