Alexandria's founded by Alexander

Alexandria's founded by Alexander the Great (by year BC): 334 Alexandria in Troia (Turkey) - 333 Alexandria at Issus/Alexandrette (Iskenderun, Turkey) - 332 Alexandria of Caria/by the Latmos (Alinda, Turkey) - 331 Alexandria Mygdoniae - 331 Alexandria (Egypt) - 330 Alexandria in Areia (Herat, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria of the Prophthasia/in Dragiana/Phrada (Farah, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria in Arachosia (Kandahar, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria in Caucasus (Begram, Afghanistan) - 329 Alexandria of the Paropanisades (Ghazni, Afghanistan) - 329 Alexandria Eschate or Ultima (Khodjend, Tajikistan) - 329 Alexandria on the Oxus (Ai-Khanoum OR Termez, Afghanistan) - 328 Alexandria in Margiana (Merv, Turkmenistan) - 326 Alexandria Nicaea (on the Hydaspes, India) - 326 Alexandria Bucephala (on the Hydaspes, India) - 325 Alexandria Sogdia - 325 Alexandria Oreitide - 325 Alexandria in Opiene / Alexandria on the Indus (confluence of Indus & Acesines, India) - 325 Alexandria Rambacia (Bela, Pakistan) - 325 Alexandria Xylinepolis (Patala, India) - 325 Alexandria in Carminia (Gulashkird, Iran) - 324 Alexandria-on-the-Tigris/Antiochia-in-Susiana/Charax (Spasinou Charax on the Tigris, Iraq) - ?Alexandria of Carmahle? (Kahnu)

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Acropolis of Athens in 3D

Over the centuries, we know, the aspect of the Athenian Acropolis has changed repeatedly.

In order to help in visualizing the many facelifts this natural outcrop underwent, here is an areal view that clearly illustrates the different construction periods and the repeated attacks to annihilate the power it stood for.

In short, this is a history of the Acropolis from 3500 BC till today.


  1. Thank you Argyrapid for this beautiful 3D virtual representation of the history of Acropolis. Here is the link to another 3-D virtual reconstruction of a site that could interest your readers.

    Virtual reality representation of the “House of Dionysos” in Pella created by the Foundation of the Hellenic World. Video on display at the LOUVRE Museum in Paris. Part of the exhibition "In the Kingdom of Alexander the Great - Ancient Macedonia". You tube link

  2. I remember having seen it at the exhibition on Alexander at the Louvre. I thought it most unfortunate that it showed so many columns and so little of the interior and the mosaics, don't you think so?