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18 Aug 19
The last sub-thread of this 4th roll is about the destruction of the site of Babisqa.
#ancient #Syria #ruins
The expedition of Butler, in the early XX C., mapped the settlement of Babisqa, located near #Aleppo, and N of Mout #Barisha. The archaeological settlement, dated from the II C. B.C. is very close to the Turkish border.

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Originally Babisqa settlement extended for ±7.75 ha, at the heart of which lied the central square, with a sort of Agora used until the 5th-6th C. AD.
The ruins included the last Byzantine basilica of Syria, St. Sergius.
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23 Jun 19
ROTOLO n.4 –Ancient thermae of Syria
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An occasion to remember and honour pre-islamic thermae in Syria, mostly gone destroyed/damaged by the war.

Composite thread made up of more chapters.
#ancient #thermae #Syria #ruins
Let’s get started with thermae of Brad.
Located on the hills near the northern city of #Aleppo, this ancient hamlet lies now in the heart of the syrian conflict.
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3 Jun 19
ROTOLO n.3 – Heritage and Energy Performance (inspired by @MIncontri):

Real case-study to explain how current energy codes are lethal for good buildings and our pockets.

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#sustainability #energy #building #bureaucracy
@MIncontri PROTECTED rural building, dated from late XVIIth C. (with typical belgian add-on)
DEMOLISHED and rebuilt anew.
@MIncontri A simple but very decent detail-rich building, typical of rural Flanders.
With a heavy retrofitting was possible -in theory- to satisfy the requests of contemporary standards and clients, but this option was not chosen.
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11 May 19
ROTOLO n.2 – Lararia in Pompeii and Herculaneum
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#larario #lararium #pompeii #herculaneum #architecture #arquitectura #RomanEmpire
The Lararium is an altar sacred to the Lares, the deities of the ancestors according to the Romans. The word has an Etruscan origin, as 'lar' meant 'father' in their language.
Lararia were mini-shrines, permanently in use, and were worshipped by both the high and low class.
Here, one of the richest ones I’ve ever seen (Herculaneum):
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3 May 19
ROTOLO n.1 – Public Fountains in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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#fountain #herculaneum #pompeii #architecture #arquitectura #RomanEmpire
Public fountains were execptionally important for every urbanized civilization.
They served an important logistic and social function, located in the most strategic places to relieve the thirst of the people walking by, supplied by the local aquaduct. (pic thru @wrathofgnon)
@wrathofgnon Water was supplied through mighty infrastructures (here, Aqua Claudia – the 8th aquaduct built), and canalized along very long distances, thanks to the deep insight Romans had over hydraulics.
Romans built their aquaducts with a slope of 0,00034%, which is 34 cm/Km.
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