Building reconstruction

Virtual reconstructions for the Aquincum anno – Roman buildings then and now booklet | 2012

29 Jun , 2015  

Introduction of the booklet: “Many monuments from the legacy of Aquincum, the Roman predecessor of the Capital city are preserved on the city’s territory. Prominent among them is the area of contiguous ruins displayed around the Aquincum Museum. The first traces of habitation date to the second half of the 1 st century AD. During the first heyday of the town, the central main streets were lined with public buildings while dwelling buildings were built farther away from the center. Following the devastations of the Markomann wars in the last third of the 2nd century AD, a new time of of urban florescence followed. The ever increasing population of the town constructed larger and more lavish public buildings. This frontier town was once again subject to Barbarian attacks in the second half of the 3rd century AD followed by another upswing in its fortunes in the first decades of the 4th century AD.”

The booklet is a guide to the ruin area with ten reconstructions on transparent sheets over photos of the buildings.

Client: Aquincum Baráti Kör.

Aquincum Anno booklet

Aquincum Anno booklet

Reconstruction of the double bath of Aquincum.

Reconstruction of the double bath of Aquincum.

Reconstruction of the Aquincum macellum

Reconstruction of the macellum of Aquincum.

Reconstruction of the main street of Aquincum.

Reconstruction of the main street of Aquincum.

aquincum_peristyl_house_reconstruction

Reconstruction of the Aquincum peristyl house.

Reconstruction of the frigidarium of the main bath of Aquincum.

Reconstruction of the frigidarium of the main bath of Aquincum.

Reconstruction of the Mithras shrine at the southern town wall.

Reconstruction of the Mithras shrine at the southern town wall.

Reconstruction of the artisan's societies headquarters in Aquincum.

Reconstruction of the artisan’s societies headquarters in Aquincum.

aquincum_main_bath_reconstruction

Reconstructed street view with wall fountain. Back of the Great Public Bath in Aquincum.

aquincum_forum_reconstruction

Reconstructed view of the forum, the town center of Aquincum.

aquincum_civil_town_amphiteater

Reconstruction of the amphiteater of the Civil Town.

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2 Responses

  1. Wonderful! I have been fortunate to visit Budapest and Aquincum a couple of times on book tour. These reconstructions truly bring the place to life.

  2. Mary Hunter says:

    Have just looked at this reconstruction. Fabulous!!

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