Building reconstruction

Reconstruction of the main bath of the Aquincum civil town. | 2016

27 May , 2016   Gallery

Work in progress, when finished, it will have a dedicated site.

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Building reconstruction

Virtual reconstructions for the exhibition “Tales of finds” | 2012

30 Jun , 2015  

Museum researchers – including archaeologists and conservators – have put their favorite finds on exhibit.

Client: Aquincum Museum.

Antler tool

Antler tool

Antler tool

Antler tool used to repair a bed.

Reconstructed scene: antler tool used to repair a bed.

 

Lead curse table

Lead curse table.

Lead curse table with barely readable writing.

Old sorcerer writes the curse to the lead table.

Old sorcerer writes the curse to the lead table.

 

Nozzle

Ceramics nozzle.

Ceramics nozzle.

Reconstructed scene: Iron age smith with the help of his wife pumps air into the furnace to get the necessary temperature to melt the iron.

Reconstructed scene: Iron age smith with the help of his wife pumps air into the furnace to get the necessary temperature to melt the iron.

 

Idol head

Idol head.

Idol head.

Burying the idol head.

Burying the idol head.

 

Belt

Drawing of the grave and the belt.

Drawing of the grave and the belt.

belt

Belt decorated with stone.

 

Horse

Photo of the ceramics horse piece

Photo of the ceramics horse piece

Lararium with the reconstructed horse statuette.

Shrine (lararium) with the reconstructed horse statuette.

 

Chamber pot

Roman chamber pot, lasanum.

Roman chamber pot, lasanum.

lasanum

Reconstructed scene: Chamber pot being emptied.

 

Amphora containing expensive wine from Crete.

Amphora

Amphora

amfora

A servant breaks the amphora as part of the funeral ceremony.

 

Warped, spoiled pottery

Spoiled pottery as found.

Spoiled pottery as found.

pottery_dumping

Pit for spoiled pottery.

 

Grave stone of a soldier

Photo of the grave stone.

Photo of the grave stone.

gravestone

Painted grave stone in the cemetery.

 

Mithras statuette

The broken piece of the Mithras statuette.

The broken piece of the Mithras statuette.

Mithras slaying the bull.

Mithras slaying the bull. The reconstructed statuette is placed in an altar in the mithraeum.

 

Roman horse trappings

Horse trappings

Horse trappings

Reconstructed trappings on a horse.

Reconstructed trappings on a horse.

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Building reconstruction

Virtual reconstruction of the civil town of Aquincum for the third Chronoscope. | 2012

30 Jun , 2015  

The Chronoscope is like a telescope to the past. The viewer can observe the south side of Aquincum as it was in the 2nd Century AD. It offers a 270 degree panoramic view of the city. The image has a resolution of 15750 x 3000 pixel.
Client: Aquincum Museum.

A visitor looking into the past trough the Chronoscope.

A visitor looking into the past trough the Chronoscope.

Reconstruction of the Aquincum Civil Town for the third Chronoscope.

Reconstruction of the Aquincum Civil Town for the third Chronoscope.

Reconstruction of the Aquincum Civil Town for the third Chronoscope.

Reconstruction of the Aquincum Civil Town for the third Chronoscope.

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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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Building reconstruction

Virtual reconstruction of the painter’s house in Aquincum | 2012

29 Jun , 2015  

Client: Aquincum Museum.

Painter's house reconstruction.

Painter’s house reconstruction.

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Building reconstruction

Virtual reconstruction of the Contra Aquincum fort. | 2012

29 Jun , 2015  

Updated images here.

Március 15. square in 2010.

Március 15. square in 2010.

Map of the surrounding area.

Map of the surrounding area.

Contra Aquincum fort reconstruction. View from east.

Contra Aquincum fort reconstruction. View from east.

Contra Aquincum fort reconstruction. View from south.

Contra Aquincum fort reconstruction. View from south.

Client: Aquincum Museum, József Beszédes

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Grave reconstruction

Mysterious grave with seven skulls | 2011

27 Jun , 2015  

In 2006 during an excavation in the roman cemetery of Aquincum leading archaeologist Gábor Lassányi found a special grave: one regular burial of an old man plus five human, and a horse skull.

The seven skull grave at the Graphisoft Park dig in 2006

The seven skull grave at the Graphisoft Park dig in 2006

Were the old man buried with severed heads? Were the skulls dumped in a rubbish pit by a grave robber? Were they placed there during a ceremony? After studying the finds, he came up with the following theory: They were part of a magical ceremony, possibly about a curse.

Digging the grave

Digging the grave

The ceremony

The ceremony

Layout of the skulls after the ceremony

Layout of the skulls after the ceremony

Section of the grave

Section of the grave

Client: Aquincum Museum

Building reconstruction

Virtual reconstruction of a roman grave monument | 2010

9 Nov , 2014  

Six parts of a roman grave monument (aedicula) was found in Rupp-hegy, Budapest in 2009.

stone_slabs

Roman period stone slabs on the side of Rupp-hegy

With Jozsef Beszédes we tried to reconstruct the monument. Two slabs were initially one piece, with a funerary inscription. They were sawn trough for secondary usage.

roman_grave_monument_parts

limestone slabs

We looked for references from the Sempeter roman cemetery.

Client: Aquincum Museum

Exhibition: There’s some new under the earth

Date: 2010

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